IBADAN – Mr Remi Omowon, Oyo State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), says the agency would commence massive voter education campaign across the country from Nov. 11, 2014.
Omowon told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Sunday that the campaign was aimed at ensuring violence-free general election in 2015.
“NOA is commencing voter education and mobilisation campaign geared towards ensuring free, fair and violence free polls in 2015,” he said.
He said that the campaign would focus on educating political parties and the electorates, as well as promote issues-based electioneering campaign.
“The objective of the campaign is to promote issue based electioneering campaign as against the use of abusive or provocative language on opponents,” he said.
The director said that the campaign would also mobilise the electorate to participate massively in the electoral process, and propagate the need for peaceful and orderly conduct before, during and after the polls.
Omowon said that the aim was to build the capacity of eligible voters, to enable them make informed decisions in their choices of candidates presented by political parties.
According to him, the mobilisation would target political parties, candidates, community leaders, trade unions, farmers, security agencies, religious leaders, as well as youth organisations, students and women.
He said that the campaign in Oyo State would begin from Oyo Central Senatorial District on Nov. 11, before holding at Kisihi in Oyo North District on Nov. 13, and in Oyo South senatorial district on Nov.19. (NAN)