by Isi Esene
EnoughisEnough (EiE) Nigeria has announced the date for an event to formally kick off its projects and campaign towards the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria. The media and partners event holds on Monday, 29 April in Ikeja, Lagos.
“The electoral process is at the heart of our work and we have spent the last two years building tools and networks to deepen youth engagement in governance,” said the administrator of EnoughisEnough Nigeria, Yemi Adamolekun. “We’ve been active in all gubernatorial elections and some local government elections since 2011 and learnt lessons from Ghana and Kenya. With the current state of the nation, 2015 will be an important milestone in Nigeria’s history. As such, we are focused on organising the youth vote to be effective and transformational and also want to communicate numbers that the youth vote must count.”
Highlights of the event include the formal launch of the organisation’s countdown to the 2015 General Elections, details of its engagement with partners and stakeholders, as well as showcasing the technology tools that foster citizen education and engagement.
The technology tools to be showcased include Revoda, the election monitoring mobile app launched in 2011 as well as the crowd sourcing platform, shineyoureye.org. EiE’s partners will also showcase their projects like CLP’s Reclaimnaija.net.
All EiE activities are anchored on its official election campaign, R|S|V|P (Register|Select|Vote|Protect), which was launched in 2010.
The event will be streamed live on the official website www.eienigeria.org, and will be live blogged with the hashtag #RSVP2015 through its Twitter handle @EiENigeria.
EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens. We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions.