Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
School of Arts and Social Sciences
National Open University of Nigeria
The phenomenon of political agenda setting after it has been converted into votes in an election often explain government thought and practice of adopting priorities. In Nigeria, the dramatic increase of agenda setting at the national, state and local government levels has instituted a new paradigm “dividend of democracy”. The critical valence is that each regime has consistently adopted the salience of policy priority in territorializing the governable space. To this end, the paper critically examines how agenda are identified, defined and why more attention is allocated to some problem than others. Using a peacebuilding lens, this article examines the interrelatedness of the three-point-agenda of Delta State, Nigeria, in order to formulate concrete suggestions in peacebuilding perspective. The study concludes that, the confluence of the three-point agenda is peacebuilding. Thus, the appraisal of the peace and security, human capital development and infrastructural development enhances knowledge of peacebuilding in relation to political agenda-setting.