A European Union funded preliminary report has revealed that there is a decline in youth candidacy from 34 per cent in 2019 general elections to 28 per cent in 2023 general elections.
The preliminary report produced by the EU-SDGN cohort member, @yiaga, was presented to the media last week.
The report titled ‘Youth Candidacy in the 2023 Elections in Nigeria’ revealed that despite 3,122 candidates vying for seats in the House of Representatives, only 3,115 candidates have complete information provided. Of this number, 674 representing 22 per cent are young candidates. Two young candidates are people living with disabilities (albinism – 1, others – 1). Read more: https://www.vanguardngr.com/…/inec-list-of-candidates…/