Paradox of captured citizens, failed leadership

In 2015, Nigeria stood proudly poised for its competitive presidential election in 16 years. Expectations were high and a sense of accomplishment filled the air. Nigeria had, after all, moved smoothly from one civilian rule in 1999 under Olusegun Obasanjo to a semi – functioning democracy under Shehu Yardua / Goodluck Jonathan. However, Mohammadu Buhari’s election victory over Jonathan was a turning point for Nigeria and indeed, Africa. It was the first time an incumbent president lost at the polls, accepted the outcome, and peacefully gives up power. This achievement…

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