Sunday, February 1, 2015

Specific reasons for Nigerians to get out and vote

Nigerians to get out and vote
Nigeria-70 million registered voters out of an estimated population of 170 million people is not good enough. The Feb general elections will be contested by 22 political parties for 469-seat two-chamber national assembly, state legislative assemblies and governors, with 14 candidates vying for the presidency. 

I urge fellow Nigerians to get out and vote. To implement a change or for your voice to be heard, you have to vote. Go get your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and come out to vote in the coming election.

The ECOWAS has sent a 250-member election observation team to the West African country for the general elections starting on Feb. 14. This is a good way to avoid electoral malpractices.

The ECOWAS mission, one of the largest foreign observation teams being deployed in Nigeria, will be headed by former Ghanaian president John Kufuor, who led a fact-finding mission to the country last October.

The general elections are taking place under heightened international interest and security concerns, especially in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Another reason while Nigerians need to exercise their voting right


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