Friday, 18 October 2013

What census? In Nigeria?

Harold Smith, ex-official of the British conquest and occupation regime in Lagos, Nigeria, has written:

The British loved the North and had arranged for 50% of the votes to be controlled by the Northern 
People’s Congress ... Because of this, independence was to some extent a sham because the results were a foregone conclusion. The North and the British would continue to rule" – from Harold Smith, "How the British undermined democracy in Africa”.

On the Northern People’s Congress, Harold Smith notes: 

[NPC was] largely a creation of the British and hardly a normal political party in the accepted sense. It was funded by the British controlled [local government] Authorities and was quite simply a tool of the 
British administration” – Smith, "How the British undermined democracy in Africa”.

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