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Nigeria’s Democracy Now Fraudulent – Okei-Odumakin

Socio-political activist and President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has said that electoral fraud might have become legalized and institutionalized in Nigeria, despite being the very thing that the June 12 struggle was against.

The activist, who this on Saturday in a statement to commemorate June 12, decried the widespread monetization of the nation’s electoral process.

She said, “Today, the election space has been totally militarized and monetized as indeed the entire society. People speak about N100m like sachet water and thousands of dollars for delegates in the face of an impoverished populace.

“June 12 is asking us questions we must answer quickly. We don’t have much time left. It presents itself to us as a status mark on the global timeline where we have been left behind even by some African countries.”

Okei-Odumakin demanded that the history of Nigeria and the June 12 struggle should be taught in schools.

“June 12 must be taught. Approval should not be sought to teach kids their past. Conscientious authorities should find ways around attempts to keep generations of Nigerian youths ignorant,” she said.

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