With the opening of the window for political activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) late last year, our nation has become largely divided along partisan lines, with two gigantic political parties belligerently charging at each other as in the legendary battle between the Behemoth and the Leviathan and with the nation split over party allegiance as the people queue behind either of the ferocious beasts and echo the war cries of their preferred titan.

The political winds striking forcefully at the Nigerian state have further widened the cracks in the myriad spheres of our corporate existence, leaving us more fragmented as a nation. Hence, ethnic, religious and regional differences are being emphasized as political interest groups pit one religion against the other, one ethnic group against another, and one geopolitical zone against another all in a bid to secure their grip on or seize political power.

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