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Sleeves Up presents “No Vote, No Future” – Read 10 Reasons to Vote & Learn Your Party Symbol

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On Thursday 14th April, Sleeves Up will hit the streets of Lagos with its “No Vote, No Future” Campaign. From Oshodi to Ikeja, Ketu to Obalende, Marina, Victoria Island to the densely populated Agege, Surulere, Maryland and other key locations in Lagos State in an energetic Street Running Rally that compels youth’s participation in this year’s elections. Armed with communications materials featuring their popular “10 Reasons to Vote” and “Know Your Party’s Symbol” fliers, communities will be encouraged one-on-one once more to ensure their voices are heard through their votes.

KNOW YOUR PARTY’S SYMBOL!
With the 2011 Presidential Elections a week away, recent findings suggest that Nigerians do not know the logos/symbols of the other parties outside the two or three most popular ones, even though they know the candidates that represent them. Sleeves Up has decided to tackle this issue head-on in its “No Vote, No Future” campaign. This campaign is an avenue to educate Nigerians on who the candidates are and most importantly, what the different party symbols are. The series of educational messages is modelled in a way that the Nigerian youth populace can understand.

TEN REASONS TO VOTE
In addition, as executed in January when Sleeves Up encouraged eligible voters to register through its Register Campaign, the group has developed a creative list of “Ten Reasons To Vote”. The purpose of this strategy is to compel people who already believe that there is no reason to vote as this election may be rigged and their votes will not count. Sleeves Up’s mandate is to quell this apathy as much as possible through rigorous radio campaigns and street rallies. The Street Running Campaign will start at 08:00am on Thursday 14th April. Sleeves Up members and volunteers will be engaged to come out in their numbers, “donating their day” to run the streets of Lagos.
The communications pieces will also be broadcast all over the web and on the radio. “It is our desire that all registered Nigerian youth turn out to vote for candidates of their choice and are positively active through constructive projects in their communities even after the elections, as we start the collective building of the Nigeria of our dreams. We will no longer be silent, we will no longer be asleep and we will no longer be exploited through our supposed inactivity. This new awakening of the Nigerian youth can only produce one thing, UNSTOPPABLE CHANGE! We are not generation next; we are GENERATION NOW“, the organisation said.

About Sleeves Up
Sleeves Up is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organisation that presents a platform for the millions of young Nigerians across the nation and beyond that are tired of just “talking the talk”; young Nigerians ready to “walk the walk”. This platform creates an opportunity for us to come together, go beyond the challenges of the nation, and step into the level of proffering solutions. We are committed to making CHANGES driven by the simple notion that the youth have the capacity to affect the state of affairs in this country, if they stop TALKING and start DOING.
Please visit: www.sleevesup.org

Contact
email [email protected] or call Kola Oyeneyin on +234.706.536.1461 for more information.

16 Comments

  1. pinkynailz

    April 9, 2011 at 9:56 am

    yes,we should all go out and vote……First~!

  2. Nutella

    April 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Hold up! Are there these many political parties in Nigeria? I am just learning about more than a handfull of these. Thanks for educating me.

  3. Bexie'

    April 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    this vote is very necessary!

  4. bobbydox

    April 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    i am just so humbled and happy at the rate of elections today

  5. pellu

    April 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    abeg if u guys want to educate then do it properly or don’t do it at all. there are some political parties that are not here!! or must a party have a presidential candidate before people are encouraged to vote for them. At least i’m sure APGA is the ruling party in Anambra and they are also going strong in imo state, why put up just those?

    • omada

      April 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      can you not see that only parties with presidential candidates were put up there? their emphasis is clearly on the presidential elections. some people must surely criticise….

  6. EUCK

    April 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    There are actually about 63 registered political parties in Nigeria. About 20 of which are fielding presidential candidates. Probably why this organization highlighted only 20. One thing though…..I could have sworn Shekarau’s VP candidate is Oyegun. Or has he dropped him??!

    God bless Nigeria!

  7. Ib

    April 9, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    U can’t swag my vote! I rep Naija 2 da fulest!!!

  8. Obi

    April 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

    TOO MANY PARTIES!!!

  9. The chikooo

    April 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Labour party nko

  10. Adiya

    April 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Honestly, we gast to vote! Hope security keeps everything safe sha

  11. Babydee

    April 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Errr “On Thursday 14th April, Sleeves Up”, it’s not April 14th yet oo.

  12. THE AMAKA

    April 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    toooooooo many parties. NA WA! i was expecting 15 at the most. na wa

  13. RMG

    April 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Lets not get distracted by the number of parties, le’s all make our votes count!

  14. tosin o.

    April 12, 2011 at 5:31 am

    ONLY IN NIGERIA…ONLY IN NIGERIA will one see 20 parties and 20 presidential elects 1 week away from the elections…NA WA OH!!!

  15. Christian Simon

    November 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Nice one here….

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