Inability of the electoral body to deliver accurate
results and ensure that the candidate that commands
the right support of the people wins the election.
A candidate who does not have the support of the
masses, carries the day and this cast doubts on the
credibility of the process.
Under- age voting
Issues arising from problems
Electorates losing hope in the system which had
literally place power on the hands of a few.
Credible voters sit at home on election day watching
television or doing other things not related to election,
believing that their votes won’t count.
Electoral violence occasioned by disagreements on
It belief that in any objective political arrangement,
election through the ballot should be recognized as
the only credible barometer to determine power
The required change
With the spread of the internet and mobile phones, people
are getting wiser and are now being sensitized on the need
to protect their votes.
The best way to protect their vote is not through violence,
but by just applying the use of their phones and alert the
relevant authorities, particularly the general public,
through Facebook postings, Youtube uploads, sms and
other social networks.
Their posting that gets directly to ELECTION NIGERIA
LIVE, assist in creating awareness and alerting the public
on this like ballot box snatching and corrupt electoral
Content for the website will be generated by the people
themselves; remember the website thrives on citizen
journalism, making the people the reporters during
Reports from the people, even though they are fed
directly are sieve and ensure they do not violates the
rules especially as it concerns election monitoring
The site is interactive
Allows users to post stories, pictures and videos directly
As the post come in, the high points will scroll by the side continuously
On the orange bar that ran across the site, the thumbnail of pictures
posted at place
Videos are linked to Youtube for easy access
Comments section and links to Facebook, Twitter and other social
Live video feeds from reporters on the field
National, regional electoral maps to analyze results as the results
Tallies of vote results by candidate, state, region and party
Bio and miscellaneous information on candidates
Benefit to users and editors
Help the newsroom keep watch on situation in the
field and present accurate report of events.
Assist election monitors know what has happened in
Help legitimate voters safeguard their votes and make
sure it counts
Serves as whistle blower against corrupt electoral
Play the watchdog role against election “riggers” and
We believe that this system if applied will reduced
electoral malpractices, safe guard voters ballot, ensure
the right candidates (that are the choice of the people)
and ultimately restore voters confidence in the entire