#ReadyToRun 2019: Story of Young Aspirants illegally Alienated by Political Parties

YIAGA AFRICA Media and Communication assistant, Fisayo Okare writes on the challenges faced by Young People during party primaries and how some were illegally sidelined by Political parties Abdulhalim Abdulahi Liman Party: APC, House of Representatives, Giza Gabazawa Federal Constituency, Kaduna State 30 year-old Abdulhalim Abdulahi Liman spent over 30 million naira steadily navigating the…

The Convergence: Power, Capacity and Politics

TheConvergence: You don’t need money to win elections, PDP lawmaker tells young candidates David Ombugadu, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, has told young political candidates in the upcoming 2019 election that they do not need money to win elections. “You don’t need money to win elections. You need…

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why we’re bringing 400 young candidates together for ‘The Convergence’ – Samson Itodo

The convener of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement, Samson Itodo, alongside Cynthia Mbamalu, a founding member and project coordinator of the movement, recently visited PREMIUM TIMES ahead of a conference, The Convergence, which the movement is organising. The conference, the first of its kind in Nigeria, hopes to bring together about 400 young…

Low Citizens Awareness, Poor Deployment of Officials Wanes INEC’s Display Claims and Objections Exercise

Summary The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had displayed the Preliminary Voter Register (PRV) in its offices and public spaces across the 774 Local Government Areas, Wards/Registration Areas, and polling units nationwide, from November 6th to November 12th, 2018. The exercise was conducted in line with the provisions of Section 19 of the Electoral Act, 2010…