ISBN 9789788431619
Pages 180
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2014
Publisher Safari Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Party Coalitions in Nigeria

History, Trends and Prospects

by Anthony A. Akinola

This book is a comprehensive appraisal of the political history of Nigeria since colonisation, with emphasis on political parties. The author argues that party coalitions in Nigeria can be explained by the factors of heterogeneity as well as the political systems the country has experimented with. He asserts the influence of the institution of the presidency in the current trend towards a two-party system.

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About the Author

Anthony A. Akinola

Anthony Akinola is an independent research scholar. A graduate of Political Science and Law from Howard and Oxford Universities respectively, he is the author of the Search for a Nigerian Political System (1986), Rotational Presidency (1996) and Democracy in Nigeria: Thoughts and Selected Commentaries (2013). His articles and reviews have appeared in prominent journals which include African Affairs, The Journal of Modern African Studies, The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics and The Round Table. He has also published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines. Akinola’s published essay was once read on BBC radio and he has, on two occasions, been invited to participate in the Lorenzo Natali Prize in Journalism.

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