Community Guardians to host voters participation sensitisation programme | The Guardian Nigeria News

Community Guardians- the civic engagement project to the Lagos Business School SMP 82 Study Group has announced a Voter Participation sensitization Programme aimed at reducing the level of voter apathy and increasing social empathy especially amongst the upper socio-economic class.

The virtual session themed To Vote or Not To Vote, Wetin I Gain is set to hold on June 20, 2022 will feature notable personalities including internationally recognized Political Commentator Ayisha Osori; Kola Adeshina, Group MD, Sahara Power Group; and Rinu Oduala, Project Director, HubNGR.

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The discussion seeks to highlight the prospects of increased public participation in voting during general elections following research outcomes which reported that more than 60% of registered voters do not vote for various reasons including non-vote count amongst other considerations.

This further corroborates the February 2021 report by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which disclosed that only 30 to 35% of registered voters in Nigeria participated in the last two election cycles.

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Community Guardians group intends to leverage the platform in reiterating the importance of increased voter participation toward societal growth

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