African Religion in Democracy

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Eldoret: Moi University Press.


Religion and politics has played and continue to play vital roles in the socio-cultural and geographical development of Nigeria as a nation state. The two influences had ramified all facets of Nigeria socio-economic development. So much is attached to these factors that, almost invariably, the intra and inter state polarization along religions and political lines are often discernible in vital policy decisions by the political leadership. The situation described above is all pervasive nation wide. It is in fact arguable that party political formation and membership had been more often than not, along religious learning. Nigeria is religiously heterogeneous nation with principal religions as Christianity, Islam and traditional or indigenous religions. Each of these religions had played a prominent role in evolution, sustenance and continued operation of democracy in Nigeria.



Religion, Politics, Development, Policy, Leadership