Will youth voters break Nigeria’s political status quo?
22 February 2023 | 1:07 pm
Polls and election commission figures suggest young voters could play a defining role in Nigeria's election on Saturday. Many are flocking to Peter Obi, whose campaign has tapped into frustrations against the established parties.
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