EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE) is a global coalition of Nigerian youth and youth-led organisations, is to host the first of its Diasporan events in London, England. The London Town Hall Meeting will take place at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 50 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB on Monday, June 28 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE) coalition is a non-partisan movement working to mobilise ten million young Nigerians to participate in the 2011 General Elections. The growing network currently consists of over fifty organisations, with a collective individual membership of three hundred thousand young people. Membership is open to all young Nigerians worldwide.
The two-hour event titled “EiE London Town Hall Meeting: Dial-A-Vote” is part of EiE’s Voter Education campaign which consists of Town Hall Meetings across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones and Diasporan communities to generate interest in the electoral process and equip attendees to serve as impartial advocates within their local communities. During the London THM, we will be asking attendees to bring out their phones and international calling cards and call at least five contacts back home to share the importance of voting. There’s a surprise in store for 2 people who call the highest number of contacts to register.
According to a member of the coalition in the UK, Dayo Israel: “Although Nigerians abroad are unable to vote themselves, the purpose of the Diasporan Town Hall Meetings is to discuss how young Nigerians abroad can employ Technology and New Media in sensitising friends and family back home towards participating.” On the question of impartiality, the group’s interim Executive Secretary, Yemi Ademolekun said: “The coalition is independent. It does not and will not represent the interests of any political party or candidate. The coalition seeks to educate young Nigerians on the importance of voting and we will strive to stay true to that. We will not cross the line by suggesting who they should vote for.”
We will also formally unveil the beta version of our 2011 General Election portal, which will serve as a platform to provide unbiased voter information, encourage participation and collate verified election day data in real time based on location mapping.
Event details are as follows:
Date: Monday, 28 June 2010
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Venue: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 50 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
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