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2019: Groups sensitise youths against electoral malpractices

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group, Advance for World Unity Initiative,
AWUI, in collaboration with National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, is
set to commence national sensitization of youth against vote monetization,
thuggery and other form of electoral malpractices.
The groups, according to the AWUI programme officer, Mr. Ikwue Okpelefu,
would deliver voter education that highlights youth roles, rights and
responsibilities while mobilizing them as veritable agents against vote buying.
Okpelefu, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, said the sensitisation was aimed at
aiding the capacity of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in

carrying out voter education and mobilization of Nigerian youths/students in all
the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The overall objective of this proposed National Sensitization Workshop is to
increase young people participation in electioneering process by delivering voter
education that highlight their roles, rights and responsibilities; and mobilizing
them as veritable agents against monetizing of electoral process (buying of vote),
thuggery and electoral malpractices.
Voter education campaigns in the run up to the elections are essential for
providing information regarding the electoral processes and encouraging all
eligible citizens to vote.
It is also important in ensuring that voters can effectively exercise their voting
rights and express their political will through the electoral process.
If voters are not prepared or motivated to participate in the electoral
process, then questions may begin to arise about the legitimacy,
representativeness and responsiveness of elected leaders and institutions", he
The project according to him, would run up to the preparation for the coming
2019 elections.
We intend to collaborate with INEC in the delivery of this voter education
campaigns and mobilization of Nigerian youths and students in tertiary
institutions across the country against monetizing of Votes, thuggery and any
form of electoral malpractices", he said.

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