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PDP’s national convention & its aftermaths

The months of maneouverings, ad hominems and scratch-my-back-I-will-scratch-yours for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket are over. On Friday, January 14, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the incumbent President decisively defeated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and “serial contestant” Sarah Jibril to clinch PDP’s presidential ticket for the April 9, 2011 presidential election.

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Politics and morality in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis (4)

Previously, political office holders stole thousands or millions of naira, dollars and pounds sterling; these days they embezzle hundreds of millions and billions which they use to finance absurdly ostentatious lifestyles and buy expensive property both in Nigeria and overseas, while ordinary Nigerians they are supposed to serve wallow in avoidable abject poverty.

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