With the Nigerian general elections holding in less than two months away, there has been talk of a boycott from the South East even as many other people refuse to get their PVCs that will enable them cast a vote.
While you have one vote and it doesn’t seem like much, here are some scary things that will happen if you don’t vote:
1. Nigeria will continue to have the worst-in-the-nation voting gap between the rich and the masses. The voices, demands, and needs of the masses will not be heard because your vote is your representation. If you don’t vote, there is no representation for you.
2. More people are losing their voting rights. Right now, people living in different communities who have served their time but are still on probation/parole do not have the right to vote. If you don’t vote, that will just be the beginning of silencing as many voices as possible.
3. Your kids’ future. Your votes determine what kind of laws and policies that will be created to make your lives and future better. Future generations are relying on us to vote for them.
4. Going backward on all the change that has been made. From the reduced corruption, to removal of a glass ceiling for women, to a more livable minimum wage, to barriers removed for people with criminal records to jobs so they can rebuild their lives. These changes in everyday people’s lives are in danger of going away if we don’t vote and make it clear we want these changes to grow, and even more so, we are ready for more change.
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