Why Nigeria’s February Elections Won’t Change A Thing

Ezinne Ukoha
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6 min readJan 23, 2015

Nigeria is currently knee deep in its electoral season, and as a Nigerian-American, I have kept a healthy distance from it all. How can anyone indulge in the idea that we’re supposed to elect a president who will continue to allow terrorists to not only destroy whole villages, but also employ girls who are barely in their teens as suicide bombers?

#BringBackOurGirls was one of the anthems of 2014, and as a writer, I felt the need to bring a perspective to the issue for those who were holding out hope that the missing girls would return…