Saturday January 23, 2021 4:40 AM

Buhari’s emergence marks the end of 55 years corrupt leadership- Political Scientist

A Political Scientist, Mr. Peter Azonobi has said that for Nigeria to be great, its future must be built on ideology that hates corruption and enrichment at the detriment of the people.

He disclosed this in Lagos  during the launch of his new book: ‘Nigeria Beyond Buhari’,

Acccording to him, the fresh ideology  corruption-free leadership is gradually gaining ground ahead of the old order of corrupt leadership.

He added that corrupt leadership has been the major albatross of between 1960-2015 in focus.

He noted that the book talks about  the emergence of a new political ideology in Nigeria after 55 years of corrupt leadership before the the emergence of President Muhammed Buhari in 2015 through All Progressives Congress (APC).

The political scientist stated that the book focuses on socio-political values that may help speed up and strengthen institutions that tackle different forms of corruption.

According to him, “There is the need to have a ‘break from the past’ if Nigeria aims to radically replace the old order (socio-economic and political) with a new social order. Therefore, the adoption of rational kernel of Alexander Gerschenkron’s ‘Great Spurt Theory’ will afford Nigeria the opportunity to make a sharp break from the corrupt past, if economic development and political progress are to become a reality in the country.”

“There is need for the adoption of a unique strategy in governance through the deployment of the use of strategic thinking, and it is appropriate to say that this is not misplaced in any way.

“At this juncture, one can only concur with the author that strategic thinking will equip the people with the requisite tool to be second order in reflecting on issues, views, challenges and solutions to them. The author’s mass scientific education share similarity with late Chief Obafemi Awolowo philosophical thought on the ‘Regime of Mental Magnitude’, which is a call to educate the mass of the population

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