On June 12 1993, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola contested for presidency. It was the first time the elections were held since the 1983 military coup. It was an event many observers have described as the freest, fairest and most peaceful election ever held in Nigeria.
This weekend, we’re bringing you three books that discuss the growth of Nigeria as a
democratic institution twenty eight years later.
1. Nigeria is not a Democracy; We are a Kleptocracy by Sunday Adelaja
In this book you’ll discover: What is kleptocracy? How much has really been stolen from Nigeria in the last 50 years? The revolution that Nigeria needs. The pillar of corruption in Nigeria. The evil concept of national cake: kleptocracy in action. Why we must rebuild our electoral process.
Money politics versus ideas. Why democracy won’t work in Nigeria. Advantages and
disadvantages of democracy? Elitism: another root of kleptocracy and national problems.
2. Learn How Election Petition Works In Nigeria By Ufot Elijah.
Do you understand how election petitions work? Here’s how. A detailed book for those seeking a deeper personal understanding of the workings of the Nigerian election petition machine.
3. The Electorate and the Corridors of Power by Gabriel Funsho Babalola.
This book is concisely and yet comprehensively explaining how Africans, most especially Nigerian voters can begin to get the best out of government representation through elections by voting rightly and wisely. It’s easier said than done. Voting rightly and wisely is easier commanded or advised. In a country like Nigeria, it requires adroitness and dexterity to outsmart underhanded craftiness of many of the candidates. The step by step strategies are laid out in this book to set the continent and Nigeria free from indigenous colonial masters and prevent the aspiring scavengers from reaching their goals.