2023 elections: When will an all-men Nigerian association endorse female aspirants?
Want to see drama? Take an interest in Nigeria’s elections. From seemingly true-intentioned motives to the ‘aspire to perspire’ speeches and the comical jumps across party lines, election season is an interesting period here. Never mind that it is a country where four in ten persons live on less than $2 a day (according to the World Bank).
From consortiums to amalgamations, associations, progressives, ‘Hang Out’ (whatever that means), and movements, groups of all sorts appear to have suddenly emerged from a four-year limbo as the country sails into the 2023 elections.
Several women groups and youth associations have conducted visits to aspirants and, in some cases, held ‘world press conferences’ (one hopes at least 20 of the 195 countries worldwide will suspend their immediate concerns and show interest) to declare support for aspirants – whether the person in question has expressed interest or not.
Click here to read the full article published by The Cable on 26 March 2022.