In a statement issued by an advocacy group, EnoughisEnough (EiE Nigeria), multiple award-winning singer, 2face Idibia, and Banky W, will participate in a mass voter mobilisation drive to encourage citizens to “protest at all tiers of government with their votes”, at the National Stadium in Lagos.
EiE Nigeria said the rally would take place simultaneously in 19 states across Nigeria where unregistered voters will be educated about the process such as where to register; how to solve the problem of lost voter’s card or relocation after the 2015 election; and how to engage officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to resolve issues.
The EiE Nigeria in the statement said: “One cannot engage political parties on candidate selection or participate in the electoral process if one does not have a voter’s card, thus, we will educate citizens on the process of registering to select credible candidates, voting on election day and protecting their votes.
“The reason is not far-fetched: our voice is in our votes and our vote is our voice. The march will also highlight the www.govote.ng website that was built with support from Co-Creation Hub to make information on INEC’s website more accessible to citizens.”
Other groups partnering with EiE Nigeria in the project include Reclaim Naija; Connected Development (CODE); 2Baba Foundation; Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA); and Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD).
Others are Nigeria First; Afterschool Centre for Career Development (ACCD), Participation Initiative for Behavioral Change in Development (PIBCID); and Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment (Ji4Ye).