The North-South divide continues to shape the balance of power in Nigeria. Worryingly, attempts to quell associated issues have merely exacerbated tensions, and have been solely ineffective.
The case of Bankole highlights how the legal system in Nigeria has been manipulated by the political elite to attack opponents or avoid prosecution.
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Through the influence of godfathers, and sustained corruption, Nigerian elections have been marred by the practice of resource distribution to consolidate political power.