What Nigerians want from the elections
24 February 2023 | 12:45 pm
Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy is electing a new government on February, 25. Not only is incumbent President Buhari stepping aside, this election also comes on the back of the #ENDSARS protests which saw youths taking to the streets demanding their rights. For the 77 Percent Street Debate, Flourish Chukwurah spoke to young Nigerians to find out what they want from their next leaders.
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