Is it just me or does every Nigerian seem particularly angry? Maybe it’s just because this is the first time I’m actually paying proper attention to the mess that is our electoral process, but everyone really seems to be extra involved this year, and aggressively so. I’ve witnessed people decimate long-standing friendships over a difference of opinion on who should lead our country for the next 4 years, both on Twitter and in the occasional beer parlors.
So, I couldn’t get over how brilliant it was for NairaBet to give every politically-inclined Nigerian the chance to put their money where their mouth is. Pitting the two presidential front-runners against each other with the odds presently in GEJ’s favor 1.4 to GMB’s 2.0, I doubt a lot of people will be able to resist.
I’m already planning what I’ll spend my winnings on, and I’ve never even gambled before. I can’t claim to be completely sure about who is going to emerge victorious once the ballots are counted (if I could I’d empty my freaking bank account), but I am 100% sure that the owners of NairaBet will be laughing straight to the bank once the dust clears.
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