Parsing the Obi/Baba-Ahmed 2023 manifesto
Peter Obi holding the Labour Party flag.

The views expressed in this article are those of this guest author and do not reflect the views of Stears.

In 2015, I foolishly thought the APC and President Buhari offered Nigeria the chance to move in a new and better direction.

I remember getting into debates online about the APC manifesto and whether or not these parties could keep the promises inside their manifestos to any reasonable degree. 

Needless to say, I do not recommend anyone spending their time or energy publicly defending the contents of a manifesto released by a Nigerian politician. You will be disappointed, and the disappointment will be painful.

Manifestos in Nigeria are not written as quasi-legally binding documents like they are in other advanced democracies. Research, as shown below, shows political parties in advanced countries keep a good portion (nearly 70%) of their manifesto promises.

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