Mark Leon Goldberg says Peter Obi winning the presidential election, it will represent the most significant political impact of the George Floyd protests anywhere in the world KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Mark Leon Goldberg says Peter Obi winning the presidential election, it will represent the most significant political impact of the George Floyd protests anywhere in the world

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Mark Leon Goldberg says Peter Obi winning the presidential election, it will represent the most significant political impact of the George Floyd protests anywhere in the world. (Read More Here).

Mark Leon Goldberg wrote: "If Peter Obi ends up winning the presidential elections in Nigeria, you could argue that it would represent the most significant political impact of the George Floyd protests anywhere in the world -- including the US.

"Some background: Nigeria is the largest democracy in Africa and one of the largest multi-party democracies in the world. 

Peter Obi is a surprising insurgent third party candidate currently leading in the polls ahead of Nigeria's February 23rd elections.

"Obi's surging poll numbers is largely due to his support among young people (under the age of 34) who have registered to vote in record numbers in recent months. So what does this have to do with the George Floyd and BLM?  

In 2020 many thousands of Nigerian youth took to the streets in historic protests against police brutality. The movement was called #EndSARS and very much drew inspiration from BLM.

"It turns out that this 2020 movement against police brutality inspired a *massive* political awakening among Nigerian youth, who are now getting registered to vote in record numbers. 

According to official stats ~85% of over 9 million newly registered voters are under 34

"In other words: 

The leading presidential candidate in one of the largest democracies in the world may owe his election to newly engaged young voters whose entry to politics was a protest movement directly inspired by BLM.

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