Young Nigerians weigh their vote
Noimot Shuaib Ajoke, 18-year-old first time voter, carries her child in Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria: "My hopes are to have a better Nigeria and a good government that will change the situation from worse to better. It is important to vote to put the...more
Azonmayon Moses, 21-year-old teacher and first time voter, in his classroom in the Makoko shanty town built on stilts in a lagoon in Lagos. He is anxious that whoever becomes president does not order the demolition of the precarious settlement he...more
Emmanuella Aiyeola, 19-year-old student and first time voter, in Lagos: "I hope for a free and fair election. I believe it is important to vote because we are in a democratic system of government and it is a right for everyone to vote so as to have a...more
Wasinu Lazarus, 21-year-old student and first time voter, sits in a canoe in the Makoko shanty town built on stilts in a lagoon in Lagos: "I know that even my vote counts ... I know I have done my own part as a citizen of the country to elect the...more
Mercy Emejuru, 23-year-old model and young voter, in Abuja: "I hope for the citizens of Nigeria to vote wisely and not be deceived by those little bribes. I believe that our hope of picking a credible leader can only be achieved when everyone of us...more
Oluwasegun Oladoke David, 22-year-old student and first-time voter, poses with a ball in Kwara State: "I hope we will have a better Nigeria and everything will be in good form. It is important to vote because it is my right to elect who I think is...more
John Sunday, 23-year-old student and first-time voter, in the Makoko shanty town built on stilts in a lagoon in Lagos: "People are after money, they're not after the future of their children. They are selling their votes." REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Ruth Oyelowo Ayomide, 21-year-old first-time voter, in Command in Lagos: "I hope for good things to happen from this election. I believe it is important to vote because it is my right. I want the winner to provide job opportunities, fight corruption...more
Kaka Adams Feyisola, 20-year-old student and first-time voter, in Lagos: "I hope for a free and fair election. The polling booths should be secured; the lives of the voters should be protected. It's important to vote because voting makes you voice...more
Qudus Ayinla Rasheed, 20-year-old first-time voter, during a party in Ilorin in Kwara State: "All voters should not sell their votes for a wrong aspirant this time. Let's choose who is able, capable and amiable to represent a great nation, Nigeria. I...more
Jane Jegede, 20-year-old student and young voter, in Abuja: "My hopes from this election is that God's will be done. I consider voting is important because it's my civic duty to Nigeria. I hope the winner of this election will look into security,...more
Caesar Kelechi Nlemoha, 21-year-old young voter in Abuja: "I'm hoping for a better Nigeria, peace within ourselves. It's important, very important to vote because the future of our country lies in our votes. I hope that the winner will provide a...more
Hikmat Ajao Abidemi, 20-year-old first-time voter, in a boutique in Ilorin in Kwara State: "Nigeria should be more conducive for living. it is important to vote because it is our chance of a better future. The winner should start by providing...more
Michael Njor, 22-year-old young voter, in Abuja: "We all know that elections have consequences ... You have the power to decide on the quality of life you want for yourself and for future generations. I believe voting is my chance to stand up for the...more
Abdulsalam Zakariyau,19-year-old first time voter, at Kulende market in Kwara State: "I hope from this election to have a better Nigeria. It is important to vote for the development of the country. A stable economy is what I would like from the...more
Igbalulu Eucharia, 23, in a store in Abuja: "I hope for a free and credible election. I will be voting for a leader to lead a country to a greater level. And I believe the new leader will make the dreams of the youth come true. We have a lot of...more
Christian Ananti, 22-year-old student and young voter in Maitama, Abuja: "I hope whoever wins the election and comes into power shouldn't come with the same old manifesto, someone fighting corruption only and forgetting about other issues in the...more
Charles Nwuzo, 19, outside a store in Abuja: "I hope that there is no violence during the election. Vote the candidate of your choice, avoid selling your vote. It's important to vote because if you boycott the election you are not doing yourself any...more
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