The 2023 general elections are fast approaching. Have you gotten your PVC? These are resources to keep you informed and activated
Eligible Nigerians have always had to vote for their leaders since 1960. The country has however been plagued with problematic leadership and electoral challenges. Elections in Nigeria are held every four years with the next one slated for the 25th of February and 11th of March 2023. This forthcoming election is noteworthy as it will usher in a new President, Vice-President and other important office holders to power.
This gives Nigerians the chance to change the leaders in power through their votes. Do you know that during the 2019 general elections, of the 85 million people who registered to vote, only 28 million people actually voted? Let this time be different.
Want Nigeria to be better?
Get your PVC. Register to vote. Vote for the right candidate.
Your vote counts.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began the registration of voters on Monday, June 28, 2021. Nigerians that are 18 years old and above are eligible to register to vote. These are the steps to follow to register.
1. Start your registration at https://cvr.inecnigeria.org where you will pre-register.
2. You are required to create an account using a valid email address. After this, an activation link is sent which you will use to continue the registration.
3. You then fill out a form with your details and National Identification Number.
4. You would be asked to take pictures of you smiling and not smiling.
5. You then pick a convenient date and time for biometric capturing at an INEC registration office close to you.
6. Go on your scheduled date and time, complete your registration. A registration slip will be given to you, with which you will get your Permanent Voters Card.
1. Elections in Nigeria: The Long Road to Democracy - Abdullahi Y. Shehu
2. Love does not Win Elections - Ayisha Osori.
3. Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide - Elnathan John
4. Power, Politics and Death - Olusegun Adeniyi
5. How to Win Elections in Africa - Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams
6. Prince of Monkeys - Nnamdi Ehirim
7. Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know - John Campbell Matthew T. Page Godwin Jonathan
1. Halima's Vote - Onyinye Ough
2. Not Too Young to Run - Ogbu Eme
3. Anya Goes to Nigeria - FungChung M Nikko
4. V is for Voting - Kate Farrell
5. Idia of the Benin Kingdom - Ekiuwa Aire
6.The Voting Booth - Brandy Colbertirim
7. A Sweet Smell of Roses - Angela Johnson
8. Oyinbo came to Africa - Dele Ogun
1. Nigeria Daily – Electoral Act: Ways in which the 2023 Elections will Be Radically Different
2. Free Nigeria – Election is Close
3. Nigeria Daily – How Prepared are Nigerians for the 2023 Elections?
4. Punch Podcast – 2023 Elections: What are the Chances of the Third Force?
5. Morning Crossfire with Sherrif Quadry – E3:Let's Talk Elections and Nigerian Voters
1. The Meeting: This movie reveals the corruption and tribalism in Nigerian political offices
2. King of Boys - A political thriller about the struggles for power
3. '76 - A Nigerian historical film on the abortive coup of 1976
4. The Herbert Macaulay Affair - A movie set in the 1920s on Herbert Macaulay and his anti-colonial rebellion
5. October 1 - A psychological thriller set around the time of Nigeria’s independence from the British in 1960
6. Half of a Yellow Sun - A movie on the Biafran war