GoVoteNG Launches Premier Champions Program

GoVote.ng is a platform and campaign to educate Nigerians on how to register to vote in the General Election. The platform simplifies the voting process and serves as an information point to different categories of voters. On the platform, citizens are able to find out if they are registered to vote, where to register and pick up their PVC, what to do if they lost their voterโ€™s card or if they moved house.

In 2015, the launch of the platform was accompanied by a sustained multimedia campaign where infographics, radio programs and a hotline were used to inform people on the registration process as well as to answer any questions that the citizens had on registering to vote.

In 2021, we decided to take the GoVote.ng platform further by launching our premier GoVote Champions Program. The GoVote champions will act as civic education ambassadors. They will undergo enriching political and advocacy training in order to be equipped with the skills they need to be community leaders. 

Our goal is to support 5 Million Nigerians to vote in the 2023 elections. We believe that the power of the community and Nigeriaโ€™s Youth can help galvanize voters to not only register for their PVC but show up on election day. By the end of this educational program, ambassadors will be equipped with the skills to make great voting choices. Ambassadors will also be better informed on how to empower your community to engage in the electoral process.

Letโ€™s get to meet some of our Ambassadors: 

Kayode Oluwagbenga is an Engineer as well as an innovation, social ethics and good governance advocate.

Martin Eze is a media professional with experience in content creation spanning social media content writing, website writing and scriptwriting with short stints in media production as a production assistant. Driven by the passion to impact, his works are tailored towards storytelling aimed at informing, educating and inspiring change. A graduate of History/International Studies and Archaeology/Tourism, he also undertook a PGD in Public Relations and Advertising. He is spurred by the firm belief in the power of the people to effect change as evinced historically in several parts of the world.

Mustapha Olatunji is a communication specialist with 5 years of experience working in the development sector as a communication and project officer. Olatunji specializes in communicating for change, sustainable development goals, governance, and impact storytelling. He is passionate about weaving ethics and mindfulness as processes of achieving change in his life and workplace.

Olatunji is a 2021 WYSE Global Changemaker Fellow, 2019 Asia Plateau Initiators Program alumni and a passionate changemaker who is working towards a just, peaceful, and sustainable world for all

Ibitoye Olukosi is the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Intellectual Dialogue for Equity. He has a dynamic experience that cuts across different sectors including the humanitarian realm. He is a skilled writer with over 300 articles under his belt. He was chosen to serve as an Ambassador by the World Literacy Foundation between June and October 2020.

While he served in that capacity, he organized a 10-day Digital Campaign for Global Literacy. Briefly, he volunteered to teach English online to 22 students in Myanmar, Far East Asia. He is the Nigeria Education Ambassador for Fatima Al-fihri Open University. Ibitoye holds a Bachelorโ€™s degree in History and International Studies as well as a certificate in Peacebuilding from the United States Institute of Peace. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy.

Ibitoye is passionate about development and nation-building. On the 30th of July 2021, he occupied the position of a panellist at the World Day Against Trafficking in-person event organized by Travel for Change Adventures. Similarly, Ibitoye was recently featured amongst the panellists at the African Youth Networks Movement Continental Summit. He has participated in various virtual exchange programs organized by Soliya/Erasmus.

Sometime in March 2021, he attended an orientation โ€œWorkshop in Advanced Business Management โ€“ Companies and Industries in a Globalized World: the New Challenges of the Post-COVID Eraโ€ โ€“organized by Luiss University. Ibitoye is the Nigerian Ambassador to the Pakistan Youth Organization. He is a Junior Associate at the Teaching Agency for Conflict Analysis and Peace Building, and also the Head of Democratic Governance at the Peace and Social Advancement Centre.

Olatunbosun Obayomi is a DIY Biologist and Inventor from Lagos, Nigeria. He is the founder of the BioApplications Initiative in Lagos, which focuses on Urban Wastewater Management using Anaerobic Digestion technology and Algae oxidation. Obayomi is a Global outreach member of the American Society for Microbiology. He was a BMW Guggenheim Lab team member for New York City in 2011. He is also a TED Fellow. He is a Global Community Bio Fellow associated with the Community Biotechnology research group at MIT Media lab.

His efforts have been celebrated in Nigeria as well; in 2008 he was honoured with the Nigerian Youth Leadership Award, presented by LEAP Africa. As well as tremendous media coverage in national newspapers and NTA network news. International coverage by CNN News Network as well.

Uchechukwu Dorothy Anagboso is the Founder and Principal Partner of UDAA Legal Services. She holds a degree in Law from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu and her LLM from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

She leads virtual sessions on the Know your Rights Series and is a volunteer at the Christopher Kolade Centre for Research in Leadership and Ethics, Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. Her consulting, research and personal interests include Corporate, Property and Constitutional law; Leadership, Ethics and Governance; and Politics and Rule of law.

She has authored several articles and a book chapter titled โ€˜Platform Governance: Dimensions, Mechanisms, and Tools’, in the book titled – Africaโ€™s Platform in the Evolving Digital Economy. She was the research manager for the Nigeria research team in the ITforChange research fellowship in 2018.

Uchechukwu interned at ICFNL legal practitioners and completed her NYSC in the same firm, she was later retained as an associate in the law firm and rose to the level of head of litigation/Legal before leaving to start the UDAA Legal Services. She belongs to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, International Law Association (Nigeria) ILA,, Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria, Humanistic Management Network- HMN (Nigeria), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)

Oluwayemi Omowunmi Osite is an indigene of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State who resides in Surulere, Lagos State. She holds a B.Ed Childhood Education/Social Studies degree from the Tai Solarin University of Education. She works as both a teacher in a secondary school located in Surulere and as a graphic designer. 

In addition, she is proficient and certified in Desktop Publishing. Omowunmi is very passionate about making a positive impact and would love to see Nigeria become great again and become the Nigeria of our dream.

Adeniji Alaba Adeyemi is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Ado Ekiti.Ekiti state. He currently functions as the Business coordinator Manager for Tripple.

Awunlika Stephanie Etiaka is a marketing, communications and innovation executive committed to shaping and delivering value along to relevant stakeholders in the technology and business sectors. She is the founder and lead strategist at Blacklight Solutions, a business & technology consulting company that caters for the needs of startups, small businesses and large corporations across Africa.

Risiqat Abdulrasheed, born on 29th April, from Ijumu L.G.A of Kogi State, currently based in Lagos State. She is a graduate of Nursing science from College of Nursing and Midwifery, Obangede, Kogi State and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State respectively, with 3 years of working experience in clinical setting and pharmacy.

She has also worked as technical support in Data Science Nigeria. She is a technology enthusiast, who aspires to become a Data Scientist, Data Analyst and IT Support. She is into mentoring senior secondary school students. Her hobbies are reading, researching, meeting new people and cooking.

Peace Otonihu is an entry-level professional at Pan African Capital Holdings. She is a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria(ICAN) with a long term career aspiration of becoming an exceptional professional in the development and public policy. She is currently a Pioneer student of the unconventional School of Politics, Policy and Governance, an offshoot of the #FixPolitics.When she is not building her career, she is a voice-over artist, a public speaker, Compรจre and a toddler to preteen teacher.

Emegha Bethel Chukwuemeka is a highly energetic, ambitious, and diplomatic Maritime graduate with experience within the Maritime sector. Bethel prides himself in having a mature and responsible approach to any task that he undertakes. He is an entrepreneur, Master of Ceremonies (Mc), Public Speaker as well as an Activist.

Kayode Oladunni is a young leader with experience in team bonding, professional development, strategic implementation, and collaboration. A tenacious believer in Nigeria, inclusiveness and community participation are geared towards the collective good. Kayode has a selfless disposition, garnered with positive energy and aura.ย 

Ayomide Moses Adebule is a business analyst and social entrepreneur who believes passionately in nation-building and effective leadership. Having led and worked with teams of young people like himself, the influence of good leadership on achieving great results became more emphatic. Being an individual actively involved in political and social discuss, it becomes an undoubtedly necessary responsibility to be within a system that aims to improve the way and manner in which we choose our leaders. Joining as a GoVote Champion gives him a perfect opportunity to advocate and design useful frameworks for our electoral system.

Bamiro Oluwatosin Oladimeji holds a degree in psychology from the University of Ado- Ekiti.ย 

Joshua Olayinka Ndaman is a social media expert and copywriter with Dreamworks Integrated System Limited. He is also the founder of YinksMedia, a media and tech blog( www.yinksmedia.com ) where He writes as a content writer and reviews gadgets and Mobile apps as a tech analyst.ย 

Sarah Alex Usifo is an extraordinaire sales, event, and project manager with over five years of experience in the sales and events industry. She also has over 5 years of experience in radio broadcasting. Sarah is passionate about customer-centricity, learning, and personal development as well as community development and effective altruism. She has volunteered in Benin Republic, Kenya, and Venezuela. She has a charity project called “Plant A Smile Project” and is the author of “Thoughts of A Child” which talks about children’s right to education. She believes that leadership is the fundamental solution to Nigeriaโ€™s (and the world) problems and youth are the key to unlocking a better future.

Bashir Ahmed is an empathetic being.ย  He got his first degree from the University of Ilorin where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Bashir is currently an Incubation Associate at Co-creation Hub.ย 

Amidu Mohammed Dabbane grew up with the general perspective of that time that elections don’t count as the winners are already on paper even before the elections. This perspective was changed when he joined the Voters Club in his secondary school, where he led the club as the president and electoral chair that conducted elections into the Students Representative Council of the school.

Amidu is a graduate of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto where he was a member of the Students Representative Assembly and also an alumni of the US Department of States, Pan African Youth Leadership Program 2014. He’s currently an advocate for a better Nigeria as he believes solely in the power of the thumb…your vote. He’s also the CEO and Founder of PlastiBuild Nigeria, an enterprise that transforms plastic wastes into eco friendly building and interlocking bricks with the aim of tackling plastic wastes pollution across Africa and addressing the housing deficit problem in developing countries. He was the most influential graduate of the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto in 2021. He has his PVC and wants you to get yours too, so we can #GoVote come 2023.

Igwe Chibuikem is an accountant, project management consultant and financial analyst.ย 

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