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Adeeko Olusegun – Democracy in Nigeria



This cartoon by Adéẹk̀ọ́ Olùṣẹǵun of the Nigerian Tribune identifies some of the threats to democracy in Nigeria. Here, there are two thorny, guarded, and guided missiles targeted at an egg in a confined space. The egg represents of democracy in Nigeria.

Everything about Adéẹk̀ọ́’s depictions are symbolic. The choice of an egg signifies the fragility of Nigeria’s democracy. Its reddish color seems to suggest that democracy in the country has reached a boiling point, no thanks to the increased stories of corruption and insecurities that headline national news as the 2019 elections approach.


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