Our member AYICRIP organised a workshop on the role of civil society organizations in the mobilization of citizens for electoral participation on August 12th, 2021 in commemoration of the International Youth Day, 2021. Substance use has been identified as one of the factors that influence electoral violence in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The workshop was a direct response to the numerous challenges confronting the electoral system in Nigeria especially electoral violence, corruption and voter apathy which has become a bane at our development in our electoral practices. The workshop aimed at changing the narratives by educating the citizens to increase electoral participation through the Youth and Civil Society Organisation’s voter education programmes.
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