Corruption In Nigeria And Ethno-Political-induced Protectionist Paradox



Corruption has no class, no color, no ethnicity, no political affiliation, and no religion.

When in doubt, consult Oshiomhole.

Despite the colossal damage caused by corruption, the narrative of political and ethnic sentiments aimed at protecting the corrupt political class remains ingrained in Nigerian public consciousness.  This is what I call the Ethno-Political-induced protectionist paradox.

The question is why should we as a people continue to endorse democratization of corruption? Why are we not standing up to our kinsmen and members of our political party who are corrupt?

The failure of the Nigerian electorate to hold their political office holders/seekers accountable in the same way irrespective of ethnicity and political ideology has allowed sentiments to rule our lives and dictate choices.

Corrupt political entrepreneurs and praise singers in Nigeria, therefore, refer to political affiliation and manipulate ethnic sentiments in an attempt to achieve political power.

Per Confucius, in a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

We all agree that from independence that Nigeria has not been well governed.

So, the question is; are you ashamed or proud of your political role model?


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