Three weeks to the 2015 general elections, Nigerians seem well prepared to exercise their civic responsibilities. And here is how they are glaring up for the March 28 and April 11, 2015 polls.
‘I WILL BE TRAVELLING TO ILESHA MY HOMETOWN’ – Ayo Popoola
I want INEC to make it possible that as long as you are registered, no matter where you are in Nigeria, you can vote, at least in the presidential election. For me, I would have liked to vote here in Lagos, but I can’t as I did not register here. I will be travelling to Ilesha, my hometown. I registered there in 2011.
‘OUR POLITICIANS ARE VERY DESPERATE’ – Theresa Kalu
We have stocked food items enough for a week. Because violence may break out after the elections, especially the presidential election. Our politicians are very desperate so, they could resort to physically harming their opponents. If not for some constraints, I would have loved to travel to my village with my family.
‘I WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE JEGA FIRST…’ – Mr. Romeo
I want the government to remove Jega first, but for the election, I’m fully prepared as I have collected my PVC. I want the elections to hold the actual dates but first, Jega should be removed because with him, we can never have a free and fair elections.
‘I DON’T HAVE INTEREST IN ANY ELECTION’- Miss Mercy Pius
I don’t have interest in any election because they don’t put food on my table. I will not vote. On that day, if I don’t have anything to do, I will sleep in my house.
‘MY FAMILY WOULD JET OUT NEXT WEEK’- Anyanwu Umunna
We are preparing fine, but there is serious tension in the land. It is not as if I’m relocating my family, but they planned to travel in April. Now, they would be travelling out next week. On my own, I’ve got my PVC and I’m ready to vote.
‘I WILL TRAVEL HOME TO VOTE’- Austino Milado
I didn’t register in Lagos. So, I would be travelling home to vote. I have also got my PVC and made adequate preparations for my family since I would be away for about a week or so.
‘WE’VE MOBILIZED SUPPORT FOR OUR PARTY’- Onu Cletus
I’m a politician. So, we have mobilized support for our party. With just two weeks to the polls, we are making the final push.
‘I WOULD BE PART OF CHANGE AND CONTINUITY’ – Josiah Obi
In Lagos, I’m voting for continuity but elsewhere (I won’t tell you). I’m for change. That is what 2015 is all about. And I’m ready to discharge my civic responsibility.
‘I WILL MAKE SURE NOTHING DISTURBS ME FROM TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE’- Godwin Ibe
I registered in Oke Aro, and that’s where I am going to vote. I will make sure nothing disturbs me from taking part in the exercise. We need change and I don’t want to be left out. I only pray there won’t be violence because the way things are going, some politicians and their supporters are already turning the whole thing into a kind of do or die affair.
‘I AM PREPARING HARD’- Felicia Olowolagba
I am preparing hard. We only pray the elections hold as scheduled. I have collected my PVC, I am only waiting so I can perform my civic responsibility.
‘I AM VERY PREPARED’- Samuel Chibuzor
I am very prepared. I am even preparing others. I have given people reasons to vote for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
‘NO PREPARATIONS FOR NOW’- Ogbonna Henry
No preparations. I can’t get my PVC. I don’t even know where to get it. The INEC PVC collection system is a sham.
‘I AM READY TO VOTE’- Mrs. Ogunde Omowunmi
I am ready to vote, my PVC is ready, we want the government and INEC chairman to provide adequate security so that there would be no violence.
‘IT’S MY RIGHT, MY CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY’- Mr. Adeoye
Election is around the corner, so I am ready to vote. It’s my right, my civic responsibility, so I will vote for my choice.
‘NO PREPARATION ON MY SIDE’- Toyin Popoola
I am a little bit, my parent at home are really worried, they want me to come back home, they insist it will be safer.
No preparation on my side, I may not go out to vote.
‘EVERYBODY IS EAGERLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT’- Wale Agboola
Everybody is eagerly looking forward to it, we are all anxious. I have some friends who are traveling out some days to election.
I just told my wife to stock the house ahead of the elections, she should have enough to feed us for at least a month.