Mary C. Ezeajughu (PhD)


This study articulates the state of the Nigerian politics and the problems encountered in choosing successors. While the fictional godfather is characterized as a shadowy, dare-devil recluse, who combines immense under world financial muscle with near mythical powers of enormous proportions, which is to attain a further greasing of the ever-increasing vast financial empire, the Nigeria type has the added characterization of conceit, ego, loquacity, pettiness, envy, strife, crudity, and confusion. The political system has been under serious political equations that have consistently threatened the corporate and peaceful existence of the Nigerian state. As a result of the above, it questions the essence of the media in protecting democracy in Nigeria, what constitute democratic problems and panacea to be adopted towards ameliorating these challenges. It is against this backdrop that this study seeks to explore the dynamics of political waves in Nigeria vis-a-vis promoting and protecting the interest of the masses within the polity. However, this phenomenon has now introduced various security risks to the game of politics in Nigeria such as political assassination, arms stockpiling, extortions, frauds and riggings. The fear expressed in this paper is that if this trend should continue the military may once   again be “forced” out of the barracks by the ineptitude, insensitivity, maladministration and massive corruption which so far have characterized our democracy.  


Nigerian Politics, Political Godfatherism, Succession Issues, Democratic Problems, Panacea.

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