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Osun 2022: Yiaga Africa Leads Voter Education Outreach in Osogbo, Ede Markets

Its barely 4 days to the Osun Governorship election and preparation by stakeholders is approaching its climax.

In a last-ditch effort to mobilize citizens participation for the July 16 polls, foremost Civil Society Organisation and election observer group, Yiaga Africa conducted a voter education outreach to markets in Osogbo and Ede Local Government of Osun State.

Voter education outreach in Osun

During the outreach which covered Oke Fia, Old garage in Osogbo and Owode-Ede markets in Ede Local Government, the team led by Director of Programs, Cynthia Mbamalu held placards displaying series of voter education messages encouraging citizens to come out and vote on election day. Some of the messages include “Come Out and Vote, Your Votes will Count”, “Do not sell your votes”, “Osun has a future, do not sell your votes” amongst other educative messages.

Voter education outreach in Osogbo

Speaking during the outreach, Cynthia Mbamalu said, the importance of informed citizens participation in the electoral process cannot be overemphasized. She called on all registered voters in Osun State who have not collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs), to collect their cards as the collection of PVCs is ongoing in all INEC LGA offices and to vote on election day.

She said, “citizens must shun all forms of voter inducement as it undermines the democratic process”.  She also called on State-based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Osun to continue to engage in get-out-the-vote campaigns to mobilize citizens to participate in the electoral process. Specifically, they should engage more in targeted campaigns to increase the participation of women, youth and PWDs.

Voter education outreach in Osun

In its message to the people of Osun, Yiaga Africa reiterated that, voting is your chance to elect leaders to make decisions on your behalf on issues like, Public Transportation, Education. Clean Water, Jobs, Healthcare and Business.

“Don’t waste this opportunity, get your PVC and vote”, it said

 

 

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Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.