As the 2019 General Elections draw nearer, politicians who intend to contest for different political positions on the platforms of the various political parties in Nigeria have started showing interest and canvassing for votes from the electorate.
However, Nigerians must use the ‘powers’ of their ‘votes’ to bargain for quality education at all levels of public education. Regrettably, some Nigerians have indulged in selling their votes during elections in exchange for money and other material things as evident in the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti State.
It is high time Nigerians, especially those from low income households, who constitute majority of the voting population, departed from the culture of selling their votes in exchange for instant gratification and bargain for an improvement in the quality of education. Since the return of democracy in 1999, the budgetary allocation to the education sector at the federal level have been hovering between 7 and 10 percent. This is grossly inadequate compared to the 26 percent recommended by UNESCO. Access to free quality education is a constitutional right of every Nigerian.
Join the #VoteForEducation campaign and share this tweet to increase awareness about the ills of vote merchandising and that the Executive, Legislature, Nigerian Police, political parties, and other stakeholders do the needful to kill this evil development.