n African Renaissance - Editorial

Volume 6 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


In this special issue, we focus on the Yaradua regime, which came into power in May Nigeria in 2007. Sunny Nwachukwu & Osumah Oarhe discuss the 2007 elections that brought the regime to power, and its implications for democratic consolidation in the country. They note that the conduct of the elections was fatally flawed with widespread voter intimidation, thuggery, violence, election rigging and outright falsification of collated results. For them, "since the government formed on the basis of the 2007 general election is based on fraud, the implication is that the government does not represent the people." Ezeibe Christian Chukwuebuka discusses Yardua's 7-point Agenda, noting that the Agenda on which the regime anchors its public policy is "rather too ambiguous and has the tendency to introduce confusion on development agenda of Nigeria." Okolie, Aloysius-Michaels reflects on citizen diplomacy and political legitimacy in Nigeria since 2007, noting that actions and inactions of the regime since it came to power have further eroded whatever little legitimacy the regime had.

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