In the spirit of good governance, Nigerians now believe that our voices count. It is in this spirit that we seek to encourage the citizenry to take positive action in the forthcoming Electoral Process. For the Presidential, Senate and Federal House of representatives electoral race slated for Saturday 16, 2019, there is opportunity to be a socially responsible citizen and we share some opportunities below.
Be a Citizen Monitor. The INEC electoral officers are little more than volunteers, with many of them, inexperienced National Youth Service Corpers (NYSC). Support them by helping to oversee the process in order to thwart unconscionable agents.
Provide supplies to your local INEC polling center. Local polling centres lack basic supplies like megaphones, sticky tapes, refreshment for officials (or even voters), that would make the process more seamless. Be a #GoodCitizen and provide the needful.
Do your research on the available candidates. Listen to the tide of public opinion but do your ground research. Read up on individual candidates, visit their localities, check up their histories; you never know which way you may choose to go.
Understand the voting process in order to minimise mistakes. Ballot boxes will be provided for the three elections customised in line with the ballot papers themselves – Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives.
Best of all, be selfless. Vote with your gut instinct and for the general good of the nation!