Party primaries: As dollars elected, created mannequins

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Party primaries: As dollars elected, created mannequins

While touring Northern Nigerian provinces in the 1950s to canvass for votes, Ahmadu Bello, the great-great grandson of Uthman dan Fodio and Premier of the Northern region, used to have his flowing robes stuffed with banknotes which he then distributed to the electorate. For the Sardauna, that munificence took the place of campaigning. This was […]

Party primaries: As dollars elected, created mannequins
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