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The young politicians aiming to consign Africa's old guard to history

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Many called Chike Ukaegbu's bluff when he announced he was running for the highest office in Nigeria at the age of 35. The New York-based tech entrepreneur was entering a world largely dominated by older politicians with deep pockets. Popular wisdom suggested he stood no chance at the polls.A year ago, he would not have been able to put up his candidacy.Politics in Nigeria was closed to younger candidates up until the Not Too Young To Run bill -- championed by a youth movement -- succeeded last year in lowering the ages for elected offices.Ukaegbu is part of the new cohort of young aspirants taking advantage of the eligibility law to demand their seats at the table.Nigeria has recycled the same crop of older leaders for ...
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