Ep. 16. Why young middle class Nigerians are not voting in the 2019 elections, and what can be done to fix it.

More and more young middle class people are getting disinterested in the political process in Nigeria. As elections draw near, we speak to a group of young people (23-28) who share their experiences and views on voting in elections. We ask if they are voting in the 2019 elections, what barriers they face, and what can be done to enable more young people vote in elections.

Written by Onyinye Ough

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anti- corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognised that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a book for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment’ (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges.

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