By Comrade Wale Mandela
“It has been said and agreed upon that a tree cannot make the forest. Also, there is an African adage about a strand of broom or a broomstick compared to the bunch. For over a decade, I have been looking at ways to reengineer the African political scene. For years I tried solo. At a point, I saw a few individuals I felt are likeminds only to be quickly disappointed as I got to discover they lack a staying principle. Because of my determination to reverse brain drain… because of my believe that the motherland cannot change its trajectory without an input by young leaders in the diaspora… because I kept my search for partnership in that guise open… because I kept looking for a true pan Africanist, my search lead me to Magna Faith who says what she meant, and meant what she says. My search lead me to a woman with convictions who does not change her principles based on her audience at any given point. So, when I became aware of the amazing work she has been doing to transforming the polity back home, I had no choice to say yes to aligning with her platform. For one, this is a woman who not only espouse an idea, but has the machinery or vehicle to actualizing the stated goals with a very keen focus on the prize… which is; finding new and vibrant young leaders not only for Nigeria, but the African continent. It has taken me roughly about 13yrs to locate such a distinguishable authentic voice in the journey to changing the African narrative”.