With Tinubu’s victory, will youth come out for guber, state assembly elections?

On Saturday, Nigerians will go out again to participate in the governorship and state house of assembly elections taking place in most states across the country.

Ahead of the elections, there are fears that the turn out of voters may be low considering the outcome of the presidential and national assembly elections held on February 25.

Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had won the controversial election with a total of 8,794,726 votes, according to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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He defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes respectively.

However, controversies have continued to trail the election. The PDP and the LP, among other opposition parties, have vowed to challenge the outcome of the election in court, citing irregularities in the process.

For many Nigerians, especially the youth, the election was anything but credible. A large section of the youth supported Obi during the election.

For thousands of the youth, the former governor of Ananmbra state is a shift from the status quo and possess the leadership acumen to inspire the country to greater heights.

But Tinubu won the election against the odds. CRISPNG had earlier examined how divisions in the opposition camp facilitated his victory.

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With the perceived irregularities that transpired during the presidential election, a section of the youth have threatened to boycott the governorship and state assembly elections.

This, political observers, said may affect the outcome of Saturday’s election considering the fact that the youth have the largest population of eligible voters for this year’s election.

Data by INEC showed 37.06 million youth (aged 18-34) are eligible voters — out of the total voting population of 93.46 million.

This means by age classification, the youth have the largest population of eligible voters for the elections.

But will the youth turn up for the guber and state assembly elections?

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