Before the previous weekend, I was only certain of one thing that could unite Nigerians – football; but with the National Assembly Elections which held in most of the states last weekend, I came to realize that we have so much more in common.
With all the Twitter movements, the Nigerian Youth became very well acquainted with political happenings. Not only did we know who our candidates were, we (and I refer here, using the word we, to the Nigerian youth in general) actively participated by voting, and many stayed to monitor their votes being counted.
However, what impressed me the most was the publishing of results on Twitter and Facebook from individual polling units. This not only helped verify the results that were eventually announced, but it showed that we are passionate about our country, and about who leads us!
In a democracy, one of the things that I think is most important is for the people’s votes to count; and largely this is happening. Surely, some people somewhere are doing their job right, however what I seek to highlight is that if the right stage is presented, our people will act right; with the right leaders, Nigeria will progress, and we are on our way there
[ Thanks to ‘Kayode Adegbola and Stephanie Okafor for their input to this post]
Below are results of the National Assembly Elections as announced by INEC.