Nigeria celebrates independence, but 58 years after liberation, its young people feel excluded from participating in governance and decision making. Even with the recently passed “not too young to run” law, many of the young people believe the future is bleak and the status quo is unlikely to change.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been in power since 1986. The 73 year-old Ugandan president doesn’t see the need to leave the seat of power, and seeks to extend it by any means possible, including a constitutional amendment. The age limit for contesting for president in Uganda is 75, but it seems Museveni wants to be Uganda’s life president. There have been protests from youths in Uganda but Parliamentarians are yet to take a position on this plan.