The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa in partnership with Watching The Vote (WTV), on Monday, commenced nationwide advocacy throughout Nigeria forward of the 2019 common elections.
The WTV stated it could discover areas of collaboration as effectively present info on the continuing ”pre-election statement” throughout Nigeria.
In an announcement signed by its undertaking director, Cynthia Mbamalu, she stated the go to goals at educating ‘stakeholders’ and the position they wanted to play for peaceable polls.
The stakeholders embrace the electoral commision, security personnel, media teams, conventional and non secular leaders, she added.
”YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote (WTV) has commenced a nationwide advocacy go to to election stakeholders in Nigeria, in a bid to share the guarantees of the WTV Project, focus on the deployment plans for the 2019 elections.
”Seek stakeholder buy-in and discover areas of collaboration in addition to to offer info on the continuing pre-election statement throughout Nigeria,” she stated.
It additionally stated it could use the report gathered from the 822 Long Term Observers (LTO) deployed throughout Nigeria to debate with stakeholders on its pre-election plans.
”Using our nationwide construction of a number of State Focal Point in every of the 36 states and one Local Government Area Supervisor in every of the 774 LGAs, we have now commenced our advocacy visits to some main election stakeholders in Nigeria to allow us to debate our stories and proposals from the pre-election atmosphere and share our plans for the statement of the 2019 common elections.
”The Advocacy go to wouldn’t have come at a greater time because it allows YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote undertaking attain out to elections stakeholders which embrace, INEC, the Nigerian Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), National Orientation Agency, Nigerian Union of Journalists, different Civil Society Organisations, Traditional and Religious Leaders in addition to Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs),” the assertion stated partially.
The WTV stated it could additionally contain spiritual and conventional leaders ”as they play large roles as influencers to their followers in preaching the electoral message”.
”The Watching The Vote team are additionally paying advocacy visits to the Nigerian Union of Journalists workplaces throughout Nigeria as this may be certain that info on the electoral course of shall be amplified as vast as potential.”