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Bovi becomes GoAmbassador, encourages political participation by youth

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Ace entertainer, Bovi Ugboma has joined other distinguished celebrities in endorsing the GoNigeria advocacy campaign for effective youth participation in Nigeria’s electoral processes leading to the 2023 general elections. He is the latest GoAmbassador and is helping to intensify the enlightenment initiative in the actualisation of better outcomes from the forthcoming elections.

Bovi’s appointment is coming at a time the public enlightenment campaign themed GoNigeria, an advocacy to sensitise Nigerian youths to participate in the electoral process, is gaining greater momentum in the run up to 30th June deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for voter registration.

GoAmbassadors are celebrities and outstanding people in various endeavours that include the arts, sciences, entertainment, tech professions, performing arts, sports, innovations and social advocacy, who have all bought into the GoNigeria initiative and are helping to deepen the conversation on this important national issue.

Anap Foundation has been partnering with celebrities (GoAmbassadors) who wield an appreciable fan base and/or followership on social media with a strong voice and influence on young people through what they do. The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections. Hence, Bovi Ugboma’s addition to the growing list of GoAmbassadors is a expected to add great value to the works of the foundation.

Young demographic constitutes over 80 percent of the electorate, and if they become politically active, that will help to shapen the nation’s political destiny.

In his debut video for the GoNigeria advocacy campaign, Bovi uses comedy to ridicule a vote buying politician who pretends in public not to be seeking to buy votes, whilst actually seeking to do so in private.

GoNigeria is an initiative of Anap Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting good governance in Nigeria. The partnering is with enlightened celebrities (GoAmbassadors), corporate bodies eager to support the initiative via co-branding (GoPartners) as well as many enthusiastic young volunteers who will help to amplify the messaging to their age mates (GoVolunteers). The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections.

The 18 Initial Advocates of the GoNigeria Movement are drawn from all the six geopolitical zones (three from each zone). They are: Atedo Peterside (Convener), Aisha Yesufu, Nuruddeen Lemu, Dike Chukwumerije, Folarin Falana (Falz), Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah, Arunma Oteh, Hamzat Lawal, Tomiwa Aladekomo, Osita Chidoka, Dr. Tony Rapu, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, Muhammad Ali Pate, Muhammad Sanusi II, Dr Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, Ayisha Osori and Ibrahim Dahiru Waziri.

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