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felix nana
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Once selfishness,greed and stomach infrastructure are eliminated from the polity,Democracy will thrive.There is still too much poverty,illiteracy and outright backwardness in Nigeria for democracy to get a proper foothold.There is tribalism,ethnicity and mutual suspicion leading to distrust among Nigerians.Moreover,we do not have a country yet.For now,we have the Hausa,Yoruba,Igbo,Urhobo,Ijaw,Itsekiri etc nations that have not been harnessed to be one nation.So the politics is that of divide and rule by the elite of the above nations .These elite have succeeded in dividing Nigeria into two tribes:the rich tribe and the poor tribe.When they want to loot the treasury and share positions,they stay together as the rich tribe.When they fall out of favour ,they make recourse to the poor tribe on sentimental reason of ‘I am one of you’.Hence thugs,jobbers and executioners are recruited thereby.When the poor tribe now finds out that they are being used and dumped by the rich tribe.the result is militancy,armed robbery,kidnapping and assassination.All the above make democracy stand on a wrong footing…I wont say it is a curse.With education,enlightenment and information,time will sweep all falsehood away.Democracy will then have a proper or sound footing.