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Youth Vote Count Mega Concert in Abuja, Nigeria
It is a culture in Nigeria that people don't come out to vote especially the youths. For instance, less than 35% of the registered voters voted in the 2019 General election and of course less than 50% of Nigerian who were up to the voting age registered.
This narrative is what the organizers of the Youth Vote Count Campaign what to change by organizing the Youth Vote Count Mega Concert in Lagos and in Abuja, both in Nigeria.
Elections is Nigeria 🇳🇬 is characterize with massive rigging and this makes voters believe that their vote does not count and give up on voting during elections.
As a result of this, Nigeria keeps getting worse. This campaign is to encourage people most especially, the youths to take back their country by coming out en mass to register for their permanent voters card (PVC) and go all out to vote on the election day.
This initiative was put together by European Union (EU) in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is the electoral body in Nigeria.
The Abuja campaign took place from 20th June to 25th June and the venue was the Old Parade Ground in Area 10, Abuja. At the venue a lot of registration points were there to for people to register and update their data.
The last day of the campaign was a kind of concert where celebrities which include music artistes, comedians, social media influencer and many more were brought to the venue to perform and encourage youths to get their PVCs and go out to vote on the election day.
Celebrities invited Include Dotun, Warri Pikin, Kiekie, Cobhams, Sani Danger, Tubaba, Broda Shagi, Zlatan, Ice Prince, M.I, Teni, Mr Macaroni, Phyno, Falz, Asake and many others.
The concert was all fun and in the video is the excerpt from the performances of the artistes. Enjoy it.
For all Nigerians, please go and register for you PVC if you don't have and make sure you vote for your choice candidate.
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