With the 2023 general elections on the horizon, the Greater Onitsha Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization has been doing its bit to educate the people about their rights in regards to the elections.
The organization launched its Voter Education series a couple weeks ago, a meeting held primarily on Zoom but broadcasted across various other platforms. The series titled What Every Voter Needs to Know About PVC, was held weekly, every Sunday evening on Zoom.
The series drew out a good number of attendees live on Zoom with thousands more watching live from other platforms. With the aid of the Facilitator, Mr Victor Enwezor (GOF Director of Programme) and Moderator, Mr Leo Osemeka (GOF Director of Partnership and Grants), the Voters Education series was a tremendous success.
Since it began, the series has played host to prominent lawmakers, personalities and even electoral officers. With the likes of Barr. Chugbo Enwezor, a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly; Ezennia Nonso Chukwudebe, a renowned journalist and media aide to a sitting senator; Dr Emeka Ononamadu, the resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Enugu State; and even Mr Jide Ojo, a Development Consultant, a Published Author and a Public Affairs Analyst.
One of the topics raised by the GOF was the extension of voters registration by INEC. The electoral commission had initially planned to end the exercise on the 30th of June. However, with pressure from multiple groups including the GOF, INEC have now confirmed that the registration exercise would continue beyond the initial date.
The Voter education series has come to a close for now, but there’s always more to come with the Greater Onitsha Foundation. To be a part of the discussion, you can follow GOF on its various social media platforms and stay up to date.