This morning on Office of the Citizen, our guest, Steve Aluko reminded us that, despite past issues, the electoral democracy of this great Nation has greatly improved over time but so has the level of corruption and this has caused a huge setback for our nation... Also, logistics challenge and the failure of Citizen's to hold leaders accountable led to the postponement of last week's election. We were advised to involve a system that punishes electoral offenders to avoid a repeat of the cycle. Vote people that are accessible, credible and accountable to the people. Do not sell your votes for any reason, remember that YOU have the power to dictate the outcome of these elections. Vote wisely, vote your conscience! Special thanks to our supporter @eienigeria And our partner @ktfmjos Photos(ltr): Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP) Steve Aluko Daniel (public affairs commentator) Princess Eguzo (project lead).
The presidential election would hold this Saturday, how do you think it would go? What do you think about the postponed election? Why do you think it happened? What's the way forward for Nigeria? Let's have a discussion on these and more tomorrow the 22nd of February by 9am on @ktfmjos (kt103.9fm). See the flier for more details... #letyourvoicebeheard #beactivecitizens Supported by @eienigeria
Last Friday on our OOTC show, we talked about the 'electoral guidelines' as we expected the elections the very next day. Regardless of the postponement, everyone needs to know the guidelines and follow them correctly to ensure we have a successful election next Saturday with no invalid votes. This would be a lengthy read as there is a lot to tackle in lieu of the upcoming elections: We lack a credible voter education as well as durable electoral materials and these have hindered our growth as a nation but before you totally discredit the system, you should know that we have made considerable technological growth from times past till date and so, even if we aren't where we would have hoped to have been, we have made some progress. Backup plans should be put in place during elections as machines cannot be 100% trusted. Also, despite the applaudable effort made by the government to ensure the inclusion of IDP's in the election, non-Nigerians residing in the various IDP's should not be allowed to vote as this goes against our policy. - our systems should be improved to give room for people to vote anywhere. In conclusion, with all the flaws and obvious unpreparedness for the upcoming elections (evident in the recent postponement), we must try to do our part as citizens and go out to vote regardless of these lapses. We shouldn't vote for just anyone but a credible one and we must adhere strictly to the electoral rules to ensure a smooth election. God bless Nigeria! Special thanks to @eienigeria and @ktfmjos for making this program a possibility. Photos(ltr): Princess Eguzo (project lead), Chris Iyama (coordinator, civil society election situation room, Jos), Obinna Chukwuezie ( Plateau state coordinator, vote not fight campaign), Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP).
A couple of weeks ago we had a discussion around "#RSVP : vote not fight" and we had Dr. Prince Charles Dickson with us on OOTC. We found out that there is the need to tackle the issue of electoral violence as it seems to be eating deep into our nation. The failure to accept defeat in the right way has led us to thinking violence and crime would solve the issue of losing a position but this must be corrected for our nation to move forward. We can continue to pray for peace in Nigeria but if we fail to do our own part by abstaining from all forms of violence, we wouldn't make any progress. We must see the need to exercise our rights by voting during elections if we want to achieve a certain goal as all forms of violence destroy our nation and the electoral system. Go out and vote, do not fight! Special thanks to @eienigeria And @ktfmjos For making this program possible. Photos(ltr): Princess Eguzo (Project lead) Dr. Prince Charles Dickson (Coordinator, Nexus Fund) Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP).
Hello there, Are you ready to vote in less than 2 days but do not know how to go about it? Are you worried you do not know the steps to take during the elections? Worry no more as we'll be discussing the electoral process and steps to take during the elections... You can tune in to @ktfmjos at kt103.9fm. You can also call in or leave your comments on our various social media platforms and we'd be sure to attend to them. Remember, YOU get to determine the success of our great nation with your PVC so use it wisely and abstain from all forms of violence!! See the flier for more details. #beactivecitizens #letyourvoicesbeheard
From the 1st episode of office of the citizen for the month of February... Discussing "how much is your vote?" Electorates were advised to go out and vote, vote for credible candidates and protect their votes. Electorates were reminded that their votes are of very high value and so their votes should never be undermined or sold for a price that isn't worth the problems they could suffer if a less credible person gets into power. Electorates should be careful who they vote into power as those voted into power determine our whole lives; what we eat, wear, where we go, etc. Sadly we are charged with the responsibility of protecting our own votes because of the faulty system but we hope for a better nation, and while we hope for this, we should do our bid and vote wisely. Many thanks to Barr. Samson Itodo (convener, Not Too Young to Run) for joining in via a phone call. Thanks to our sponsor @eienigeria And our partner @ktfmjos Photos (ltr): Princess Eguzo (project officer) Job Daniel Ayuba(convener, Social Media for Social Good), Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP).
Why do we sell our votes during elections? What do we gain from selling our votes for an amount that wouldn't last the whole tenure? How much is our vote worth? Join us tomorrow the 1st of February as we discuss the issue of vote buying while we prepare for the 2019 elections. Tune in to @ktfmjos (103.9fm), call in, drop comments and let's lend our voices to a just cause. See the flier for more details.
This morning on Office of the citizen (OOTC), we discussed #RSVP : How to protect your vote using ReVoDa. Daniel Dung Daylop and Seun Akinyemi educated us on the use of the app (ReVoDa) created by @eienigeria to help citizens monitor the elections. The app was made with the aim of giving Citizens the opportunity to provide real time updates on polling units during the elections; citizens can now download the app on the play store using any smart phone at all. It is important to note that information passed during the elections on the app is done in anonymity and so the details of the person sending the information to others will not be revealed. The electoral institutions put in place to monitor the elections are doing a good job but it is important for citizens to contribute to ensure that we have a smooth election and so this app comes in handy to achieve this. However, - after registration on the app, one can only disperse information from one's polling unit and not from that of others. - one needs to have their PVC to be able to be registered on the app as you would need some informational on the PVC. - also, there is the option of sending pictures or videos along with your updates for proof of happenings... - in the case that information about an issue is relayed, the appropriate authority would be contacted to ensure the safety of everyone. These are to ensure that updates are genuine before action can be taken. For more information on this, contact @eienigeria or @ji4ye Special thanks to Seun Akinyemi for joining us via a phonecall, to @ktfmjos and @eienigeria Photos(ltr): Obinna Chukwuezie (ED, Ji4ye) Daniel Dung Daylop (snr. Special assistant to the governor of Plateau state on ICT) Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP) Princess Eguzo (project officer).
Citizens of Plateau North Senatorial District ( Jos North, Jos South, Jos East, Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi LGCs) deserves the opportunity to know who will represent them in the 9th Senate. We're happy to report that we will be providing that opportunity to hear the views, legislative interests and constituency agenda of the candidates seeking to represent you. Ask them questions. Don't miss the Townhall this Tuesday, January 29, at 10am at Sarau Event Centre, behind NTA Jos. Remember, you are responsible for who you send to the Senate. Join via hashtag: #PLNSTownhall (official hashtag) #Plateau #Jos #Townhall #APC #PDP #SDP #ADP #ABP
ReVoDa... Hmm what's that? It's an app created by @eienigeria to help citizens keep up with happenings during elections. Join us by 9am tomorrow the 25th of January on kt103.5fm @ktfmjos as we discuss more on this with the topic: "#RSVP : how to protect your vote using ReVoDa" and of course other tools. See the flier for more details... #beactivecitizens #letyourvoicesbeheard
A peaceful democratic transition begins with you! Join other concerned individuals and NGOs in the JOS PEACE WALK to lend your voice to demand peaceful election. Our message is clear, "All we want is FREE, FAIR, PEACEFUL and CREDIBLE elections in Nigeria." No Nigerian is ready for chaos. Peaceful election will result in peaceful Nigeria! #VoteNotFight #VoteNotFightPL #Jos #Plateau
This week's episode on office of the citizen that held this morning was very educative! We received 'guidance' from the candidates who were on the show today, discussing "the people's candidate": We agreed that the people's candidate must interact with the people and must avoid building walls (protocols) to keep the electorates out when they get into power. They should speak to the citizens, make their plans known and when elected into office, they should try to do even more than they promised to do. The people's candidate should work hard to improve the educational sector of the nation in a bid to curb violence that's born out of illiteracy and unemployment; people behave based on their level of knowledge and so imagine a nation where the youths seek to gain knowledge as opposed to a mere "certificate". A system doesn't build and develop overnight and so we all must come together to make sure we build it the right way so that the next generation wouldn't suffer from our mistakes and greed. Special thanks to Alex Ladan(gubernatorial candidate, ANN) & Henry Pwajok Lodam (senatorial candidate, ABP), @ktfmjos @eienigeria Photos (ltr): Princess Eguzo (project lead), Alex Ladan (gubernatorial candidate, Plateau State ANN), Henry Pwajok Lodam (Plateau North senatorial candidate, ABP), Tok Morgan (Ktfm OAP).
I'm guessing you're getting ready for this week's episode on office of the citizen because if you aren't, you should! Join us this Friday the 18th of January as we discuss "the people's candidate". Tune in to kt103.9fm and let your voice be heard. See the flier for more details on the call in number and other details. #beactivecitizens #letyourvoicebeheard . Sponsored by @eienigeria . In collaboration with @ktfmjos
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