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The Next Level: Mass appreciation of progressive politics

ONE hears the often-repeated assertion that politics in our country is rarely if ever based on any real ideology. While this appears true on the surface, the just concluded 2019 Presidential election shows a seismic shift many are yet to reckon with. President Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 elections with a margin of 2,571,759 votes and in 2019, he did so again with 3,928,869 votes, meaning an additional 1,357,110 more Nigerians decided to support him. Why? A new understanding of income inequality took centre stage, in a country where the increasing number of private jets was once mistaken for “evidence” the Nigerian economy was doing well.

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