A TweetUp is being hosted for all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria on Twitter as part of an effort to share knowledge, increase awareness about the importance of the 2011 Parliamentary Elections and mobilize Nigerians to vote.
The TweetUp is being organized by Nigeria Elections Coalitions, a virtual community of like-minded and determined Volunteers, Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Individuals working for a free and fair 2011 elections.
To confirm your Participation ASAP and join the conversation, just use the harsh tag #DoYouKnow to share an interesting fact or figure about the 2011 Nigeria Elections. In addition, the Nigeria Elections Coalition team will be revealing the findings of their research related to past and present elections in Nigeria.
Some things you can do during the Tweetup (on April 8th, 15th and 25th):
- Share facts and figures about the Nigeria Parliament, Governorship and Presidential leadership, using the #DoYouKnow harsh tag
- ReTweet the info shared to help disseminate to others
- Be as creative and interesting as possible. And don’t hesitate to build a “Tweetscusion” (discussion) around the facts
- Be inspired to vote and inspire others
- Make new friends 🙂
After 2011 elections, the team will provide empirical data that Nigerians need to evaluate 1999, 2007, 2011 elections and prepare for 2015 Elections.
National Assembly Election – Why it’s important
The National Assembly Election comprises of the Senate and the House of Representatives. These are Nigeria Lawmakers; The National Assembly is the highest elective law making body of Nigeria. In the constitution the national assembly has the power to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of Nigeria.
The Senate: There are currently 109 senators in Nigeria, 26 were re-elected while 83 were elected for the first time. David Mark is the current President of the Senate.” IAMLAGOS.COM
Here is an example of the conversation flow:
#DoYouKnow that 16 Senatorial Positions out of 327 have been held by Females since 1999?
#DoYouKnow Bauchi, Bayelsa, C/River,Edo, F.C.T,Gombe, Jigawa have never contributed a female to the House-Of-Rep since 1999?
#DoYouKnow Bauchi, Bayelsa, C/River, Edo, F.C.T, Gombe, Jigawa have never contributed a female to the House-Of-Rep since 1999?
#DoYouKnow In 1999, AD had the 23 out of 24 Fed. House-of-Rep seats in Lagos?
#DoYouKnow Between 2003 and 2007, 443 bills were presented and 132 passed?
#DoYouKnow Between 2003 and 2007, 83 Executive Bills were passed and only 49 member bills?
#DoYouKnow You can add some colours to this TweetUp by being as creative as you can with your facts?
TweetUp Dates: 8th of April, 15th and 25th- the day before each election day!
Don’t forget to use the #DoYouKnow harsh tag! See you on Twitter!