YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE AS A TOOL FOR POLITICAL CHANGE - PART 2Mar 26, 2023 12:00PM ● By Okechukwu Nzeribe
As a historical precedent, their support of the Labour Party has seen them clinch 8 (seven) Senatorial seats and 34 (thirty-four) House of Representatives seats at the federal level, 1 (One) state Governor and 68 (Sixty-Eight) State Assembly members across the country. While the icing on the cake, which remains the presidential seat, is currently being challenged at the electoral tribunal, several other positions at the level of the states are also being challenged at the courts. They could add to the growing number of the Labour Party.
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This is significant as many on the opposing side had given the party and its supporters little or no chance of making any significant impact. Despite the pessimistic outlook, those who know where the shoe of bad governance pinches remained undaunted and took their destinies into their own hands. Every criticism was used as a stepping stone to leap over obstacles, and every challenge was seen as a stone to break down the corrupt walls that had impeded the country's progress for years.
The next generation has tasted the blood desire for good governance and must be sated.
Read the first part of this series:
When young people rose up in protest to the continued violation of their rights it became a watershed moment for the Nigerian political landscape. Read More »
In the run-up to Nigeria’s February 2023 elections, the country’s younger generation has mobilised to demand change and redefine the political landscape – and music has been pivotal. Read More »
The entrance of Social Media platforms in the Nigerian political space has upturned the applecart of censored or programmed news stories. Read More »
Nigeria’s biological and physical environments – in particular, its forests, inland waters and coastal waters – have inevitably been affected by its population growth. Read More »
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