Against the backdrop of the awakening of Nigerian Citizens to our power to make change happen and fight for the possibility of a better Nigeria, all of us at Raising New Voices Initiative are glad to announce the start of preparations for our #BreakTheHold2023 Campaign.
As the recent agitations have shown, we must have representatives who feel the pulse of the people and take action towards reform before citizens are left with no choice but to occupy the streets. We must also have representatives and elected officials who understand and will enforce the fundamental rights to protest without being brutalised by the police force or dispersed with teargas or water cannons or live bullets.
It is crystal clear that if we must usher our country into 21st century development and bring prosperity to our people, our political leadership must be made up of citizens willing to serve, who have a stake in the future and understand the need for radical reformation of our laws, policies and governance processes. This is why we supported 25 young candidates, under the age of 35 years old, from 6 geo-political zones and 14 different political parties to run for the office of the House of Representatives in the 2019 elections. Thanks to the #NotTooYoungToRun Act, young people can now present themselves for service at the lower chambers of the National Assembly.
Our campaign for 2023 Elections have now begun. We invite all Nigerians from home and the diaspora to nominate young candidates under the age of 35 years old who have the competence, the character and the compassion to serve. As we did for the selected nominees in 2019, we will support all selected nominees with crowdfunded resources in campaign materials, media resources, campaign organising and physical and non-physical resources to ensure they win their elections. We will begin working with these candidates way before the 2023 elections so that they can deepen their work in their constituencies.
All candidates MUST be willing to sign up to a commitment for the execution of our well researched legislative agenda when they get elected. To nominate a candidate, please fill the form below.
God bless you and God bless Nigeria.