Nigerian youth march to demand clean elections

Nigerian youth march to demand clean elections

Published April 13, 2010

LAGOS, Nigeria – More than 200 young men and women have held a music-filled protest to demand that Nigeria's polls scheduled for next year be clean.

The students, artists, professionals and activists carried banners and placards and passed out flyers to onlookers Tuesday as they marched through downtown Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. They ended their peaceful march at the office of the state governor.

The protest was organized by a local advocacy group, Enough is Enough Nigeria, which is also campaigning against the country's persistent power cuts and crippling corruption.

Since the return of civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria's polls have been marred by violence and serious allegations of vote rigging.

Written by Associated Press


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