How to prepare for the upcoming elections
The general election is scheduled to hold this Saturday, February 16th. With barely few days to this nationwide event, find below useful tips on how prepare for the election:
1. Stay informed
Don’t vote based on what other people have told you. Get information through Google on each candidate and vote wisely.
2. Stock up enough food supplies
It is a weekend and there will be no movements at all, so be sure that you have food stock at home for yourself and your family.
Shop now, don’t wait for Friday, the day before the elections, because a lot of people will be doing the same. Try to do your shopping as quickly as possible so that you won’t be stuck in traffic and the last minute shopping.
3. Stay security conscious
Election periods in Nigeria are a very fragile period. You have to be careful where you go, who is around you and what you are doing per time. People get agitated about election issues, and electoral violence erupts quite easily. So besides ensuring that you go back home as soon as you are done placing your vote, ensure that your home is secure and stock up with enough food to last at least the weekend, just in case anything happens. You can’t be too careful.
4. Reschedule all appointments/events: Elections hold this Saturday. So if you have a wedding planned or an event, now is a good time to cancel last minute. Reschedule for another time.