government deserves encouragement in this regard and needs to understand and rightly contextualize the concept and scope of corruption, for greater success. The real challenge is the socio-cultural context of the anti-corruption war, because the government is fighting corruption in a society where citizens are still making the very demands that push otherwise straightforward people in public office to reach beyond their means.
Rather than sit down to set up a government and address matters of state, the party and its elected members became the Biblical Church of Antioch; wherein everyone had his own prophesies, had his own visions and preached his own truths and versions of the gospel. Nigerians watched in consternation at every new pronouncement of either the President Elect, the party Chairman, the party spokesperson or the Senators elected on the party platform. They contradicted, or contested with, one another or hedged on earlier campaign promises. The party machinery and the major stakeholders came across as confounded, unable to relate to or manage the president elected under their party umbrella and, to boot, as totally unprepared and unwilling to pay close attention to the dangers everywhere.
The new-emergent ruling party thus finally presented itself as having been ambushed by its own victory. For instance, itwas after a few more weeks of `opposition` speech-making that Lai Mohammedwas politely reminded that his party was now the government and should be working on a blueprint for a national Change Agenda, rather than grumbling about what was wrong with Nigeria. The new Presidency seemed, by its reflexes, to be affiliated to Bedlam!