Soludo’s Politics Of Poverty, Market Photoshoot And Anambra 2021

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Nigerian politicians, in a build-up to the 2015 general elections, unveiled a yet to be matched sophistry in any electioneering campaign since the amalgamation of 1914. They christened it connecting to the poor masses but over the years Nigerians have acceded that these political gimmicks are the basest of mockery to their sensibilities. Granted, these were theatrics they needed to display to prove they were felt what the masses were passing through but over the years , the policy thrust they unleashed after winning these elections have left Nigerians poorer. Politicians engaging in these shows of public sympathy after 2015 are regarded as retrogressive. On Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, when I saw pictures of him warming up to indigent market women at Oye Afuzor market in Isuofia and buying their wares, the emotions I went through in seconds were revulsion, disappointment, shame and exasperation. For a man of his standing to still play such politics of deprivation and public sympathy is way too low. Continue reading...

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