We worked very hard to create very user-friendly interfaces for our visitors and members. We are quite confident that those of us who use apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter etc. will find it easy to navigate and use our platform.
Aside from keeping our texts minimum and straight to the point on the general access area, we also built in a social media platform at the backend of the platform. Members are automatically dropped in their States, LGAs, and Wards of origin in the Social Media area of our website. Those who wish to change to another State/LGA/Ward can request to be moved and we will effect changes as needed.
We also built in a Virtual Learning Environment to help disseminate information in more formal setups. All our leadership cadre members will be professionals or skilled at some skills, and we are confident many of them will be happy to share their wealth of knowledge with members living in different parts of the globe but working together to redefine our country. Some may offer their causes as professionally certified courses which members must pay a fee to sign up for (you can use your points), most will offer them as free programs to help in the development and advancement of our people.
We are hopeful that we will have members highly experienced in fields like medicine, law, humanities and sciences to help our struggling students or young professionals. Our leadership cadre members will be assigned mentorship and counselling roles for members who specifically apply for such when there are openings.
The election platform at NIP is designed to be very easy to use. Our elections will happen on different days to enable easy coordination and collation of results. We figured that conducting Ward elections at 8,817 wards on the same day as 3,096 LGA elections might be cumbersome for members.
Finally, we are hopeful that our analytics on the website will make it really easy for us to monitor member activities and electioneering practices during elections. We will have live updates, videos, pictures, posts from different people at all the polling units in Nigeria during elections, so we are able to stay on top of our game in terms of getting our members to get out there and vote, but also guard that vote with every drop of breath in us.
In a nutshell, NIP has thought about many aspects of the problems of electioneering in Nigeria and proffered practical solutions to many. We are hoping for a successful implementation process – that part involves all of us! However, if we all contribute our little, we are confident it will not be long and we will have many of our 50,000 outstanding Nigerians in control of our country. Once we achieve that, we guarantee that we will all look back at the Nigeria we have today and wonder what we were doing since independence.
Courtesy: Emmanuel C. Njoku