Monday, December 04, 2006


My people

Please, I beg you all to vote. A lot of us in this generation are jaded when it comes to politics.

Yes, your vote may not count
Yes, the process may be rigged
Yes, there is corruption in the system
Yes, it may be a waste of time

BUT you would have done your civic duty and we as a nation would have tried our best, the rest will be up to God.

There are complaints that the registration machines or whatever they are have not been sighted but one has been put somewhere near me so I can't use that excuse.

Those in Nigeria please go and register. Lets not leave voting to 'other people'...if we all do that, then no one would vote.

Lets make 2007 a memorable year for good reasons.


Boso said...

I agree with you 110%. I think Nigeria should look at getting those abroad the vote, as is done in several other countries.

Anonymous said...

u have joined freak chxta?

why should i waste my time to vite?

Anonymous said...

I registered to vote yesterday, I hope many more of us will be inspired to do the same...

angie said...

i heard that it was printed in papers that since this method of registration is not effective we should use our old voters' registration card?? is this true??
cos i really want to vote too.

Anonymous said...

babe, i have not seen the registration crew any where near my house. Help me tell them o!!!I may want to vote.

Anonymous said...

In Nigeria my vote doesnt count.
Only if I am there though! LOL...

2007, God save Nigeria, if they make it thru united I swear I will vote next election

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have the ability to vote outside the country. Oh well.

Who did you vote for?

Anonymous said...

Is there any way we can vote outside the country...I should probably be asking the nigerian embassy that question..

Anonymous said...

thank you, i have been singing the same song for the last week or so. let's make this one a duet

""ote, vo-oooooooooooooooooote ooooooooo"

Vera Ezimora said...

TaureanMinx: I agree with you my dear. Unfortunately, I cannot vote. Maybe next time.

Mona said...

thanks for the heads up cos I rarely vote...have done it only once and I did it at random i.e. had no reason for voting that party (insert shy face here)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

I agree with boso... I wish we could vote from abroad

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I was told that during the last election you were able to vote from the US. But then you need a form of Id. We didnt have that in the UK.

Any chance of that happeneing again?

BabaAlaye said...

I cannot overemphasize the importance of this. Please Vote if you're in Naija.Please Please Please
Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please. I'm begging. Biko, ejo, whatever it is in Hausa please vote.Thanks.

snazzy said...

if u no vote,u no fit complain o! and you know how we naija peeps love to complain. Seriously if you are in naij please vote. I would throw in as many pleases as baba alaye but I'll get carpel tunnel, and I would join olawunmi but i can't sing for shit. So vote dammit!!

@angie: your being on the old voter's roll means that you have until april for INEC to place you on the new roll as opposed to those of us first timers whose deadline is december. I don't know exactly how it works but that is the deal

teatylawla said...

ayt,so since we are on this topic abt voting,..i might as well use this opportunity to do some shameless plugging and campaigning 4 the person i believe to be the best man for Lagos state governor. Pls pple, VOTE if u're there 4 a CHANGE,thanks.

TaureanMinx said...

Theres one in Ikoyi now, will find out the details. Appaently you have to register before December 14th but I don't know how true that is. Will update as I get more details.

belle said...

i wish voting would help

laspapi said...

belle said, "I wish voting would help" and that says it all for me too.

These guys in power now? Who voted them in? Ngige of Anambra?

And for those who were voted in, where are they now? Ladoja of Oyo?

And those who along with their families stole their people blind? Dariye of Plateau, Fayose of Ekiti & Alams of Bayelsa?

The last AD Governor standing who held the PDP to a standstill in Lagos? He fought dirty trick for dirty trick.

As for those who want to vote from abroad? I laugh. Who will count them? Our INEC commissioners?

Minx, your heart is right. It is a beautiful thing you ask for, but I despair. In politics, Nigeria has regressed into the stone age. Doubters should ask the murdered politicians.

Much knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Anonymous has gotten here ahead of me?

People don't understand that first things first if you fail to vote, you lose the moral right to complain when a bad government comes into office.

Second, things are changing. I don't think the average Nigerian has realised the kind of power that mobiles have presented us. It is going to be even more difficult to rig if enough educated people go out to vote. Problem is the way things are shaping put, it is the lower classes that will go out. Those who are going to be easily swayed by a 100 naira bribe!

People will always steal from office if they spent unduly to get there.

The power is in our hands.

Baba Alaye, the Hausa for please is da ala.

Naija dude, we survived 2003, we will survive 2007.

In my head, part of our problem in Naija is lack of proactivity. If the registration crew don't come to your house, go out and look for them.

Boso, Noni moss and Sapphire, let's be realistic, even the Americans have logistical nightmares with the foreign vote, much less Naija? We don't even know the exact number of Nigerians in diaspora, so let's forget about that for now. Painful as it may be.

Laspapi, when there is life there is hope. Never give way to despair. You are not dead yet.

Phew, that was long winded. TM sorry for taking over your blog. ;)

TaureanMinx said...

Chxta said it all! There you go.