Chude Jideonwo’s article titled; “Nigerian Election: A Spectacle of Despair” was featured in American Magazine, Ozy.
You can read the full post here: https://www.ozy.com/opinion/nigerian-election-a-spectacle-of-despair/92680
I haven’t seen so much despair in my country in a long time — not since the murderous dictator, Sani Abacha, was military head of state in the mid-1990s.
The return of democracy to Nigeria coincided with my coming of age. I was 14 when Nigeria finally had its first successful elections in nearly two decades, and I remember how dark the future looked to almost everyone before then. And I remember the hope that coursed through the citizenry like electricity when the tentative steps toward restoring democracy proved successful.