How old and worn out African leaders are monetizing politics to stay in power

Ahead of every election in Africa, a number of young people are interested to vie for different positions. From governors to presidents, a number of interested and eligible young people have put up their names. Unfortunately, they have met different obstacles, top of which is lack of finances.

Money has become a vital element in elections not only in finding a suitable party but also in campaigning. To be able to traverse a region to woo local leaders and country for national leaders, one must have adequate funds, which must also finance other logistical issues such as public relations.

While many veteran politicians may have the power of the purse, not so many youths enjoy this privilege. It is, therefore, no wonder that many veteran politicians are using this to lock out…

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