Nigerian Elections: How Young Nigerians Support the Day’s Presidential Candidates


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Some of the presidential candidates for the 2023 general election

Nigeria will elect a new president by February 25, 2023 and di kontri youth will actively campaign for dia candidates both online and offline.

Never before has such gracious participation in politics by young Nigerians happened, and this show says that they are genuinely interested in who they want to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Politicians cannot do without young people during the electoral period for saying that young people and women form the largest percentage of voters for di kontri, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

So young people know they have election power and seize the opportunity to fully participate by soliciting votes for their preferred candidates.

Young people show their discontent in the form of rallies, house-to-house mobilizations, campaigns on social networks, among odes.

There are 18 candidates vying for the 2023 presidential election, but BBC Pidgin looks at the activities of supporters of five of the contenders.

March of a Million Men by Peter Obi

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March of a million men by Peter Obi for Lagos on October 1

Di supporters of Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter bin stage a million-strong march in support of Dia candidate and running mate Datti Baba Ahmed.

Obidients like dem dey llama diasef celebrate di march to Lafia, capital of di Nasarawa state for August as merchants close day shops to show their support for Oga Obi.

Di rally no stop dia as dem also carri am a Yenagoa, di Bayelsa State capital for September.

By October 1, when Nigeria celebrates its 62nd Independence Day, obidientes show their support for Obi-Datti with a million-strong march through different parts of Lagos state.

March of five million men for Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu also took to the streets for their own candidate for October, calling for a five-million-strong march.

Di supporters called diasef Batistas also used di rally to campaign for di Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and my deputy Femi Hamzat and seek re-election next year.

Di Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee Chairman Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, led the march in support of Tinubu and my running mate, Kashim Shettima.

Million Man March for Atiku Abubakar

Young people and women would be members of the People’s Democratic Party (PD) for the state of Niger in the streets to support the presidential candidate of the day, Atiku Abubakar, and my running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

The Million Man March starts from the Minna City Gate to the Bahago Roundabout.

Articulate as dem dey cal diasef also took the opportunity to rally support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate for Niger, Liman Kantigi, and my running mate, Samuel Gwomna.

Supporters of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is a presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party

New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was greeted by supporters in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, in August, where I traveled to commission the party’s secretariat and hold meetings with the parties interested.

A massive crowd welcomed the former Kano state governor to Maiduguri and said if pipo come welcome, vote in the morning for 25th February 2023, I will win Borno state.

Supporters of Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore supporters rally behind the African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate and my running mate Magashi Garba.

Sowore supporters are active online and show massive support for the publisher of Sahara Reporters.

In general, some analysts do not argue that if young people actively participate in the electoral campaign and do not pick up the permanent voter card, we will be able to reach a decision, the support will be wasted.

For Nigeria, every eligible gatz voter gets im PVC and waka goes to the respective voting units with registered dey names and performs civic duty on election day.

According to Yiaga Africa, a civil society group concerned with electoral issues, 46.3% of the 51.11% of youth registered with INEC for the 2019 naim vote during the election.


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