A situation in which BVAS can only be deployed in southern Nigeria in 2023 but not in the north will be rather problematic.
All politics may be local but effective local politics is personal.
While Andy Uba’s elder brother, Ugochukwu, was busy finagling his way to the Senate by buying judges, his younger brother, Chris, was procuring a rigged outcome in 2003 elections.
It would have been more forgivable if Ken had the courage of his convictions to proclaim his conversion.
Even if these legal provisions did not exist, communities endangered by the kind of ongoing carnage in Nigeria would be justified in morality to exercise legitimate self-defence.
As long as the dominant politicians choose to weaponise demographics without a plan for investing in productivity, for so long shall Nigeria know little peace.
A lawyer by profession, his scholarship was steeped in humanist, Pan-African ideas.
While it is indeed true that madu-abu-chi, it is also the case that no one authors their destiny all by themselves.