Yes, this is an appeal. Yes, I need you to vote for us. And this is why.
YNaija 2015 is Nigeria’s first dedicated political blog. Launched in April 2013, YNaija2015 seeks to enhance youth participation in governance by providing a context and a background to events in a language, and using nuances they will understand. We are on Facebook and Twitter as YNaija2015, and our site is www.ynaija2015.com
YNaija 2015 deploys trendy, innovative ways to engage with its youth audience including photo-essays, online television, Twitter interviews, and other content, including polls, charts, a daily news tracklist, and infographics. Go and have a look for yourself!
Our Election Situation Room is a national template for election monitoring, getting the nation’s influential young journalists and new media influencers to monitor key state and local government elections as they happen. They coordinate with citizen reporters and our editors on the ground in each state and during each election to report, monitor and interpret the issues for the electorate and encourage immediate feedback and interactivity. So far we have covered elections in Anambra, Ekiti, and our premiere Election War Room was set up for Osun. You can watch here http://ynaija2015.com/warroom/
Informing young people about political events in our country will give them the right mindset, and empower them to make the right decisions when they vote. Decisions that have to be made based on their convictions, rather than based on handouts from politicians or violent conduct.
It also makes them want more, makes them hold their representatives to account when we publish their activities x-rayed against the funding their offices receive, when they have reminders of what campaign promises have been made.
We have an opportunity to increase the scope and reach of our work by pitching for a grant with Making Our Voices Count. Our entry is here http://ideas.makingallvoicescount.org/a/dtd/YNaija2015-The-2015-election-portal/92985-26650 and we invite you to vote for us, and get your friends and family to vote!
PS – Please vote!! We have less than 25 days to get to the top of the list, and we’re currently at the bottom!! Please vote!