The Influence of Godfatherism in The 2019 General Elections In Nigeria

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The Influence of Godfatherism in The 2019 General Elections In Nigeria

This phenomenon of godfather is not totally new to Nigerian politics as some of Nationalist and freedom fighters such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, etc., are somehow related as typifying the modern-day operations of the political godfather. The fourth Republic in Nigeria has witnessed these phenomenon rights from inception as soon after the Governors were swear-in in 1999. The political actors and their political godfather were in the verge of contending “who is who” in their state. Prominent among the kingpins in the states are Modu Ali Sheriff(Senator) vs Governor Mala Kachalla of Borno; Olusola Saraki vs Late Mohammed Lawal governor of Kwara State; Jim Nwobodo (Senator) vs Governor Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu State); Emeka Offor (Chief) vs Governor Chinwoke Mbadinju (Anambra State); Abubakar Rimi (Alhaji) vs Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State and Lamidi Adebibu vs Governor Rasheed Ladoja of Oyo State to mention a few

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