Nigerians have long anticipated the 2023 election especially as the last eight years have fallen short of their expectations.
The 2023 presidential election, which is the largest nationwide, is less than four days away.
This year’s election will be facilitated by an electronic device that has been designed to read Permanent Voter’s Card, The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System which is also known as BVAS.
With this electronic device, the 2023 election’s voting may be seamless as it uses biometric verification such as fingerprints or facial recognition which would speed up the process.
Despite this, there is no total assurance that the election would go 100% as planned. Owing to this, every Nigerian should personally make preparations for their safety and well-being on Saturday.
This is a suggested list of what every voter should have before heading to their polling units.
This is handy to 2023 election voters especially those who are voting for the first time.
Please note that the election starts by 8.am on Saturday and it’s proposed to end by 4pm.
Below is a list of five necessary preparations to make for the election.
Please eat your breakfast, it is going to be a long day. If you are not a breakfast person, you should at least get some snacks. And if possible carry your food along in a portable flask.
Wear smart outfit
In a country like Nigeria, a free and fair election is not predictable. This is not to scare you, however, you should keep in mind that anything can happen. So put on an outfit that is smart enough for you to easily run.
Buy more than enough snacks and water
You cannot underestimate the power of a snack as little as biscuits. Take them along if you can to avoid being exploited on that day as prices will be hiked. Also, water is very important.
Umbrella and Sunshades
You need your umbrella and sunshade because of the unpredictable weather conditions. There could be rain or scorching sun.
PVC and any other identification
This is one of the most important things to take along with you. Your Permanent Voters Card and any other means of identification like school ID, national ID, Driver’s license and so on.
Another thing to note is that it is advisable not to bring children. Infact, anyone that is not qualified to vote should not be there.
Finally, do not be swayed, remember this election is likely going to determine Nigeria’s fate for the next eight years.
Please vote wisely.
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