Over the years, elections in Nigeria have been marred by cases of electoral malpractices such as ballot box snatching, inducing voters with money, violence e.t.c. Sadly, most cases go unreported and the perpetrators are not brought to justice.
In order to curb this ugly trend, EiE encourages voters to turn into election observers.
Independent citizen observers can report incidents from various polling units across Nigeria to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, of which EiE is also a member. They can also tag EiE on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram – @EiENigeria
Protecting your votes starts on the day of the election and continues throughout the tenure of elected officials. Citizens are to engage their elected officials on the promises made in their manifestos. The ‘governor’ must be accountable to the ‘governed’.
First step of “Protect” is to ensure your vote counts on election day!
Stay vigilant and if possible, be at your polling unit during vote counting to ensure the results are reflective of votes cast. You can report happenings or results in 3 ways:
1. Phone call INEC
0700 CALL INEC,
0700 2255 4632
2. SMS INEC
0700 2255 4632
3. Situation Room
4. Mobile App
EIE’s Revoda – www.revoda.ng
Be aware of your environment on election day. Your safety is more important than reporting any illegal activity!
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