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The fallacy of western democracy in Nigeria

Terry Andrews Odisu


Nigeria remains a creeping giant today due to the alien and expensive political arrangement that creates the opportunity for elite conspiracy which impoverishes the masses and underdevelops the country. Using descriptive method of data gathering, the study reveals that western democracy cannot work in Nigeria irrespective of how educated the population is because of the deep seated corruption, primordial sentiment, ethnic and religious prejudice as well as lawlessness. A revolutionary leadership is needed to fashion out a workable and effective political system such as Africasian democracy that would suit the Nigerian society and respond to the infrastructural needs of the masses.


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