How should Nigerian Leftists vote?
We begin with a proposition which may be framed this way: “The question as to how Nigerian Leftists should vote in the 2019 general elections will not arise if there are in existence, and participating in the elections, political parties that are serious, clearly Leftist, ideologically anti-capitalist.....
On differences within the Nigerian Left
For almost a year now, since I resumed writing for publication in the media, I have deliberately referred to the Nigerian Left – my primary concern in this ideological and political enterprise – as if it is a homogenous or monolithic entity.
Notes on political alliances
We may begin by recalling two key propositions that have so far emerged in the current discussions on the political responsibility of the Nigerian Left in this period. And, for clarity, by “this period” I mean the 20th year of the Fourth Republic, a period defined by the approach to a general election...
Forces in the current power struggle
Although participation in “bourgeois politics” – as we used to call electoral politics – has never been absent from the Nigerian Left’s general programme, it has also not been made a “categorical imperative.” I am, however, now persuaded that it has become generally accepted in the ranks of contemporary Nigerian