Nigerians have less than 2 days to the presidential election to decide who’d be their next president. Over the last couple of weeks, we have given you tips on how to vote as a first-time voter, how to survive on election day and even how to check election results.
But what happens if violence occurs in your polling unit? What if you get picked up by security agents illegally? If there is anything you should know about Nigeria, it’s that we have a large history of election violence. But do not be deterred, you’ve got this.
We have a list of mobile phone apps and websites that could possibly save your life in the eventuality of violence:
The Election Violence Incident Tracker (Evit.ng)
Launched in February 2023, the Election Violence Tracker displays in real-time the early warning signs and triggers of election violence across the country.
In particular, voters in Lagos, Osun, Kwara and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) would be able to use the pilot phase of this app during the 2023 elections.
Users can also:
- Report cases of electoral violence.
- Identify potential risks with an incident analysis dashboard
- Detect early warning signs.
- Inform security agencies
- Generate relevant reports to identify problem areas throughout the elections.
There is the possibility of getting arrested on Election Day, and aptResponse is here with the perfect lawyer plugs.
The app was built by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Boma Alabi. With the app, you can get emergency legal aid. You can also report an incident, receive critical information on the law and be part of a community where legal tips for citizens are being shared on the app
Citizens can download this via Google Play store
Think of helpOs like ride-hailing apps, Bolt and Uber, but for medical emergencies.
In case one is injured and in need of grave medical attention due to election violence, all you need to do is to type the location of your polling unit and an ambulance would come to the rescue.
This app can be downloaded via the Google Play store and Apple App Store