Analysts that separate the jihadist ideology of ‘transnational’ groups from that of ‘local’ groups risk underestimating the central role of jihad as an armed political struggle in creating radical social change.
Many have argued that Nigerian political parties do not have ideologies; and that even before independence, ethnic and money politics relegated issue-based politics to the background. This is true for many reasons.
Third Force political parties reflected the hope of Nigerians during the 2019 elections. But their overwhelming defeat highlighted the fact that gathering success in Nigerian politics requires an established structure and grassroots engagement.