Goethe Institut Nigeria will today, Friday, March 3 hold an event tagged Election Talks alongside the opening of the exhibition titled “The Labour of a Hero’s Past—A brief history of Nigerian democracy in political cartoons”
According to the German language and culture organisation, the event is open to the public and expected to begin at 4 pm, at No 7b Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
“Political elections in any country of the world is the single most important period of that nation’s existence. This statement is especially true for Nigeria, the most populated country of the African continent, which also now boasts of being home to the most populated young electorate in Africa.
“In the past decade, the world has witnessed Nigerian youths invade entertainment, sports, technology, art, and literature with varying revolutionary results. How would the newly acquired youth-oriented political culture influence or fail to influence the outcome of the elections in Nigeria? And what is the future of Nigerian politics from here?
“Goethe-Institut Nigeria is hosting a one-day panel discussion on the general elections in Nigeria; the pros and cons of the outcome, the wins, and losses of the Nigerian political players, as well as the expectations of Nigerians,” said a statement.
As for the exhibition, it is in collaboration with the Cartoon Association of Nigeria.
“Cartoon expression of thought are means of communicating art in mass media— particularly the editorial or political cartoons, which sought critical insights into matters that bother a people’s socio-cultural, economic, and political well-being.
“This show of editorial cartoon resonates on the conduct of the elections and its impact on people’s lives. Bringing diverse angles in creative cartoon drawings that not only applaud or critic governance processes but also speak truth to power,” said a statement by Goethe Institut.