Nigeria's youth refuse to stay silent about the state of their democracy. But how effective are tools like Facebook and Twitter in aiding their cause?
As Nigeria goes to the polls to elect a new president, a wind of change is moving through the political landscape of this emerging democracy. In spite of the historic elections being postponed twice, once again questioning the credibility and transparency of Nigeria’s democracy, young Nigerians are adamant that it is time their voice and vote counted. Gone is the apathetic outlook: this year’s election is being redefined by the fact that candidates are faced with a more web savvy, politically active generation than that which saw democracy return to Nigeria in 1999.