In 2020 or thereabout, I wrote a fact-filtered well-thought out epistle and I was looking for online publishers as many as I can. I reached out to Observerstime.com and that was the first time I spoke with Usman Okai Austin Cca. Prior to my intention, I got a first hand information about this NOBLE project. He told me categorically that he would be contesting in the 2023 elections to represent Dekina/Bassa at the Lower Legislative chamber.
Well, one thing tickled; can he pull through considering the high and mighty? those who possessed the seat, branded it as their ancestral inheritance? The challenges are enormous. Pretenders and contenders are in quantum— each presenting unavoidable mantra. The question therefore became who shall be true to this noble course?
Days after PDP primaries, I listened to Austin Okai expressing his readiness through simplified analysis of Legislative functions peddled with sociopolitical and economic qualms bedevilling Dekina/Bassa Federal constituency on National TV.
Unlike the akaik Road construction, water and electricity aspirants, Okai is not promising heaven and earth because he knows there is no heaven and earth at the lower Legislative chamber. But he is going there to ensure what belong to Dekina/Bassa does not elude them. His analysis are quite cogent. His intention is clear and the time is right.
Listening to him talk, Okai does not sound like one power thirsty aspirant.
He never spoke like one who leverage party to get mandate.
Austin has so far put to fore ideal democratic precepts which recognises the people as stakeholder in election processes.
Moreover, at the moment, Nigeria is done with those with penchants for old ways of winning election through bogus but unintended promises.
For this, and many more, Okai is Okay.