At ToBuildANation, we believe that there is a need to emphasize to the legislature and show that there is a consensus of citizens on electoral reforms and provide hard evidence of this consensus.
While online petition signatures have helped to easily organize, they have not been able to replace the hard evidence of massive support that the national assembly needs to see. The process of obtaining online signatures for a petition has also not replaced the on-the-ground engagement that citizens want to engage in for taking a step towards reform.
Our goal is to mobilise 250 volunteers per state to visit public places in at least 20 states and persuade at least 40 fellow citizens to sign a hard copy letter to the President of the National Assembly to amend the electoral act for much needed reforms to make a total of 200,000 letters to be targeted.
In instances where citizens cannot join us to reach people and persuade them to join, what we are asking is that you download the letter, print the letter, sign it and send us a copy through NIPOST with a N50 stamp to 3 Chari Close, Off Bobo Street, Maitama, Abuja.
If you are not able to send to our office address, kindly scan your letter and send to the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have signed your letter, take a picture and share with us on social media with the hashtag #MakeVotesCount and tag us at @TBAN_NGR.
No Lawmaker can refute the hard evidence that 100,000 physical letters submitted and showcased on the floor of the parliament on electoral reforms. We will be able to show that Nigerians want this done and immediately too.
We look forward to receiving your letters.
For the love of country,