As a part of its efforts to drive citizen engagement within the democratic course of and promote an issue-based presidential marketing campaign, Civic Monitor — a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organisation — has launched its Know-Your-Candidates (KYC) software: www.kyc.civicmonitor.com.
KYC makes use of expertise to current info on numerous presidential candidates, their positions, guarantees and profiles, multi function place, to allow voters make more considerate and knowledgeable selections on the polls.
“Probably the most thrilling factor concerning the KYC software is the truth that voters can immediately evaluate any two candidates on any difficulty of their selection, and the positions of the candidates would seem side-by-side for ease of comparability,” stated Stanley Azuakola, the Founder and Govt Director of Civic Monitor.
Based on Azuakola, an ignorant citizens is a hazard to democracy, which is why KYC is dedicated to “bettering voter data at scale”.
“With over 90 registered political events within the nation and more than 70 fielding presidential candidates, it may be overwhelming for voters to maintain observe of the place candidates stand on an important points. As well as, some political events/candidates have more sources than others do, and this offers them a bonus in speaking their programmes and concepts. KYC ranges the taking part in area, such that each candidate has an opportunity at being heard.”
The software collates knowledge on the positions of the presidential candidates regarding 15 points. These embrace safety, energy, schooling, healthcare, corruption, job creation, debt profile and the financial system. Others are herders-farmers clashes, restructuring, federal character, state police, job creation, NNPC reforms and inclusion of girls and youth.
Temilorun Olanipekun, an information affiliate with Civic Monitor, added that “the group offered its KYC knowledge utilizing the phrases of the candidates themselves, and largely averted editorialising”.
“We needed this to be all concerning the candidates and the voters — no middleman, no spin, no bias,” he stated.
KYC can also be a strong useful resource for journalists, researchers, fact-checkers and activists, because it aids their efforts to carry political leaders accountable. Featured media companions embrace Premium Instances, The Cable, Sahara Reporters, YNaija, Silverbird Tv, and The Guardian.
KYC is now dwell at www.kyc.civicmonitor.com and on social media.