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they can actualize their aspirations or dreams. Illiterate
citizens always find it difficult to know what to do when
their leaders are taking the wrong way. The more literate
a society becomes, the wider the knowledge on how the
society is governed. Political education and orientation
is needed for the state to achieve its dreams. This should
be made compulsory in families, schools, churches and
Before politics of good governance will be entrenched
in the state, there must be unity, i.e. the spirit of oneness.
America is the world super power today because it has
overcome some of these primordial indices which deter
development. There is need to imbibe this culture for the
state to develop. No genuine development takes place
in an atmosphere of rancor and chaos. Where there is
violence, there is no peace and where there is no peace
there is no development.
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Politics is a common feature of every society and has
been with us from time immemorial. The general
conduct of people in the society is regulated by the art of
politics which incorporates governance. It is erroneous
to restrict politics to only party politics and to see
politicians as mere functionaries in the political scene.
This view has been succinctly supported by Ujo (1996:1)
Party politics is an essential feature of politics but it
is not its only subject matter. Other groups involved
include: Professional groups, religious groups,
economic groups and Social groups.
That is to say, whether consciously or unconsciously,
actively or passively we, as humans, are all involved in
political decisions from every unit of life (family, school,
market, church and so on).There is no universal
definition of politics but for the purpose of this book, we
shall consider the simplest definition put forward by Ujo
(1996:1) where he sees politics as “the process of
reconciling interests in organized groups”.
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