oa The Constitution - Godfatherism and Nigerian democracy

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1595-5753



The paper examines the godfather phenomenon. Relying largely on empiricism, it establishes the traditional and colonial origin of godfatherism It further descriptionbes the nature and dynamics of godfatherism, It argues that the motives and pursuits of the godfather are counter-productive to the social contract in governance, while implicating the press on the creation of the godfather-Leviathian. It argues that the media has a role to play in building a truly democratic society.

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