“Of the thirty people in his household, only the Oba and his Olori came out to vote,” an animated Chisom Nnaukwu* tells me, holding his phone in one hand and clutching an overhead grab-rail inside a Lagos BRT with the other. Stationed at the Oba of Ago-Iwoye’s palace in Ogun state, his experience as an INEC ad-hoc staff for the 2015 elections left an indelible mark on his views of youth participation in elections.

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