Nigeria’s upcoming presidential election is quick approaching and a number of other native celebrities have taken to social media or the streets to induce their fellow residents to acquire their Everlasting Voters Card (PVC) forward of the nation’s basic election.
The presidential election which is able to happen in February is without doubt one of the most anticipated elections within the nation’s historical past.
In December, Nigeria’s electoral physique, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee expressed issues about hundreds of thousands of uncollected voter playing cards throughout the nation lower than two months earlier than the election.
Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter, Dandizzy, whose actual identify is Daniel Tuotamuno Darius, has been rapping on the streets of Lagos to coach Nigerians on the significance of the voter playing cards.
The rap is in Nigerian pidgin English, the nation’s unofficial language largely utilized in informal dialog.
The PVC acts as identification and permits folks to vote within the upcoming basic elections.
Nigeria’s electoral physique, the The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), launched a window in December for the final section of assortment of the playing cards earlier than the elections.
Dandizzy grew to become an Web sensation for going to public locations to rap in regards to the folks and actions round him.
The artist expressed shock on the variety of Nigerians with out PVCs, however stated he hoped that his efforts to coach the general public would encourage them to acquire their voting card.
The INEC has introduced that 93,469,008 voters have been registered for the overall elections.
It current revealed that 9,518,188 new voters have been added to the voting register.
About 52.5% of this whole quantity are male voters whereas 47.5% are feminine.
Whereas some Nigerians have criticised the INEC for the way it dealt with the cardboard distribution others imagine there’s not sufficient consciousness about card assortment.
The 26-year-old has already visited three states to unfold the phrase about voter schooling.
Presidential and nationwide meeting elections in Africa’s most populous nation are scheduled for February 25.
Governorship and state meeting elections are set to be held on March 11.
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