Will You Be Voting In The Elections? We Asked Nigerians, And They Have Very Mixed Feelings About It.

February 21, 2019

In only a matter of days, Nigerians everywhere will make the decision, from a pool of options, as to who gets to call the shots in the country for the next 4 years.

But how do they feel about this? Are they excited, will they be voting with their chests, or are completely resigned to the thought?

We decided to find out how they felt, here’s what they had to say:

Elections?

Nope, never have, never will.

It’s not worth the stress. I actually almost contemplated getting my PVC, but when I saw the queues and heard all the stories on Twitter, I fully hung my towel. It’s just not for me.

Adebanji

INEC, Release me.

I won’t be voting in the elections, but hear me out. INEC has refused to release my PVC.

See, I actually considered taking this matter to Allah in prayer, in fact, I did. I went to their office three times, and three times they sent me back.

The last time was the most annoying. I was told to return after the elections to collect it.

So you see, it’s not by my power at this point.

Sly

Come the 23rd, catch me outside at my polling unit.

By the grace of the almighty God, on the 23rd, or whatever date they push it to, count me in.

If they like, they should fix it for next year, one day it will hold, and that day, I will be front and center, with my thumb inked.

Adaobi

It’s a no from me.

I won’t be voting in the elections, and there’s no real reason to it, I just don’t want to.

We asked if she thought her vote wouldn’t count, this was her response:

I think votes do count. Otherwise, politicians wouldn’t be dying on the line trying to buy them with tin-tomato and bags of rice or whatever. I just really can’t be bothered about it.

I’m only a casual observer of Nigeria at this point.

Daniella.

My church and I will be at the polling units.

I’m so bent on voting, I made a Whatsapp group for my church members, to make sure every single youth got their PVC and will be coming out to vote.

Except they postpone the elections indefinitely, myself and my church will be coming out to vote.

Can I add you to the groupchat?

Emmanuel Jnr

I even fought on top of this voting matter.

I will be voting, you can count on that.

In fact, as I’m talking to you now, I’m fighting with my wife because she wants me to vote for somebody, whose name I don’t even like saying.

But that’s in her pocket, we’ll make up after the elections, but I’m voting oh.

Adesegun.

Election day that I’ve booked for sleep.

Voting? It could never be me.

I didn’t even pretend to get my PVC. But people should vote though, I just won’t be one of them. I’ve already booked sleep for the election days. We should have this thing every 3 weeks, far as me and my sleep are concerned.

Asmau

Depends on how I wake up.

You know what? I have my PVC, I have all the facts, I just don’t know if I’ll be voting.

For one thing, I’m not completely sold on my candidate of choice. Plus, what if it’s my side looters decide to attack? I have a bad knee, I can’t be running race with anybody.

Anyway, depends on how I wake up election day, you just might catch me at a polling unit.

Oladapo.

No! On behalf of my family and myself.

I will not be, same with my family.

It’s so deep,my family and I don’t even want to be around for the elections. This weekend, we’re going to be in Benin Republic.

Last week, it was Togo. If they move it again, I don’t know, maybe Senegal.

But come election day, and maybe the week after, you won’t smell me in this country.

Mumuni

I will be voting.

There are no ifs, buts or maybes about it. Provided I’m alive come the 23rd, nothing can stop me from bringing this election home for my candidate.

Jonathan.

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