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In Nigeria public opinion does'nt count

28 November 2013, 11:22

I remember one morning during my days in the Benue state polytechnic ugbokolo, before the day's first lecture, Mr John Idoko one of my lecturer then, said,"Public opinion is not neccesaarily the accepted opinion in Nigerian politics".

This statement from him that morning was astonishing because he was not about to lecture us on Citizenship or Government or any related course but Theories of Mass Communication. After that comment he did not say anything further into that sentence.

What i did was to write down the quote and today truely that comment from my lecturer is the true analysis of what we call politics in Nigeria. While the APC was using the media to gain public support prior to the Anambra election that was held last week the other parties were strategizing on how to ensure that victory is achieved.

The public opinion might have suggested that Ngige the APC candidate is the man to beat, considering the platform he is using and his track record from his first romance as the number one citizen of the state before he was disgraced from office by the PDP. But there is more that meets the eyes when the chips were down on saturday.

Truely Public opinion is not neccesarily the accepted opinion in Nigerian politics.The APC should go beyond media propaganda to make a meaningful impact come 2015. ...Julius Ngbede Philips ...08116948969 ...Glo

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