Why Professors Don’t Win Elections in Nigeria

It was early March back in 2015, and the Nigerian general election had just been postponed by the electoral commission [INEC] due to security concerns. There was palpable tension in the streets of Nigeria, although in most institutions of higher learning (especially the University of Ibadan), such tension was absent. Academics believed that it was going to be a historic election and that there was no need for worries. They busied themselves dissecting the perceived issues involved in the electioneering. It was all interesting, especially for me seing as I…