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Disinterest in politics: A sign of both privilege and delusion

TO a number of well-to-do Nigerians, it doesn’t matter who wins elections, who becomes senator, governor or president, because they believe they will always have access to contracts, businesses and opportunities and that they are above caring how this country is run. Unfortunately, neither the elite nor the middle classes seem to have learnt lessons from the recession or the consequences of free spending, little savings or real investments.

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Politics, goverance and human development

FROM its essentials, Politics is about attaining and using power in public life to be able to influence decisions that affect society. In principle, that should be a worthy cause, but what we have experienced with most of our politicians in Africa and other third world countries is the crude politics of mediocrity, greed, insensitivity, hate, nepotism, and confusion.

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