Opinion: The dire implications of Nigeria’s politics of money

by Muhammed Bello Muhammed


You will agree with me that as it is today only a person who has money can contest except very few people like General Muhammadu Buhari.

I will start this piece by giving a brief story on the kind of DEMOCRACY I expected. I started reading newspapers daily as far back as my JSS3 thanks to my dad when I was transferred from FGC Azare to FGC Maiduguri as a day student.

I will say I was so current and had interest in National affairs. I was a science student but realising my interest is more on Social Science, I took Government and History in place of Physics and chemistry in WAEC. I started politics in SS3 where I was the President of the then Bauchi State Students Association now Bauchi / Gombe FGC Maiduguri chapter. I first did Diploma before a Degree in Economics (UNIMAID). I was elected Financial Secretary Gombe State Students Association (GOSSA) UNIMAID chapter in level 1 where I was also the Deputy Editor of the Magazine we published (Voice of the JEWEL), Auditor General, Nigerian Economics Students Association (NESA) UNIMAID chapter in my 3rd year as well as Secretary, Sales committee (SUG) UNIMAID. Also in my 3rd year, I was elected the first male Treasurer (SUG) UNIMAID where I was chairman, finance and planning committee as well as member of

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