A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other agencies involved in voter education to start sensitisation for Nigerians to cast their votes in the 2015 general elections.
Solomon Akaya, the National Coordinator and Mr Osa Asemota, the Director of Policy and Strategy of the Men and Women of Action Campaign Team, made the call yesterday in Abuja in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Akaya said that the 2015 elections were crucial to Nigeria’s unity, progress and socio-economic development.
He said that mass participation of eligible voters in the elections would enhance their credibility.
“The National Orientation Agency and other government agencies responsible for voter education should begin to sensitise Nigerians on why they should participate in the 2015 elections.
“Mass participation through voting during the elections will be a good indication how democracy has deepened in Nigeria,’’ he said.
“Elected officials on the platform of a party who decamp to another party while in office are shortchanging the electorate who voted them into office,’’ he said.
Asemota stressed the need for Nigerians to have a clear knowledge of the manifesto and what the different political parties have to offer them before casting their votes for them. (NAN)