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As We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Memorial Day

In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s day celebration on Monday, January 18th, 2016, It is imperative to allay the fears of Nigerians and other nationalities living here in the USA. Remember, this is the season of political anomie in the United States. The war of words and political tantrums are imminent. Prior to 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, President Obama’s campaigns were threatened; he was called unprintable names. Today, a quintessential Obama has shaped the political nomenclature of the USA.

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Point blank, Nigerians in particular have no reason to fear. If you are a law abiding citizen and you go about your legitimate daily routine and business, you are as good as other good citizens here in the United States. America is not a perfect place, but it is a nation that ensures your safety and progress. America is also a nation of laws. It adequately protects its citizens and create opportunities for all. Nigerians and other Nigerian professionals are well respected and recognized in all ramifications. Examples abound everywhere including in the White House.

Donald Trump is a political entertainer; a business mogul who understands the psyche of the political neophytes/voters in America. He is using his business acumen and enterprise to win the disgruntled American voters; voters who are groused with the dysfunction in Washington. Donald Trump’s persona and his geopolitical stance will eventually come back to hunt him on the long run. Time is bunk!

He has hurt diverse groups of people and other nationalities, religion and race; even including some moderate, liberal and conservative Americans with his tantrums. He has zero chance of being reckoned with in the international community.

The prime minister of United Kingdom and the German chancellor, David Cameron and German Stateswoman, Angela Merkel respectively have repudiated the political divisiveness of Donald Trump. The loquacious republican presidential candidate has also been chastised by other world leaders for his rhetoric and inciting messages.

The political demography of America is evolving. It is using the present circumstances to change the future in spite of the polarization of the old people by the political elites. It is a welcome development that Nigerian ambassador here in the United States has allayed the fears of the Nigerian Diaspora and the people.

I do not only believe in the American exceptionalism, but also firmly aligned with the spirits of its forefathers, who instituted a nation that creates opportunities and egalitarian society for all.

Happy Martin Luther King’s day!

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