December 4, 2022

Nigeria: Can political outsider Sowore break through the elite fortress? – The Africa Report

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Nigeria: Can political outsider Sowore break through the elite fortress? – The Africa Report

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By ‘Tofe Ayeni
Posted on Friday, 29 October 2021 18:49
The government of Nigeria, as in many countries, is restricted to a political elite that has held on to power for decades, and insists on passing on the torch to its allies, in what is commonly referred to as ‘godfather politics’. But what happens when one tries to go against the grain, as is the case of Nigerian human rights activist and founder of ‘Sahara Reporters’ Omoyele ‘Yele’ Sowore?
These godfathers, often not actively involved in government, are essential for any political hopeful looking to make a significant move. However, some are determined to try even without this backing. Such is the story of  Omoyele ‘Yele’ Sowore.
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