HOW TO RUN FOR SENATOR IN NIGERIA (AND WIN EASILY) [COMPLETE GUIDE FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS]

In this blogpost,so that I can help you in case you are with a larger or unpredictable search-intent, I will cover the following:

  • How to run for Nigeria Senator (Nigerian Senate)
  • How to run for Representative (Nigerian House of Representatives)
  • How to run for State Senator (State House of Assembly)
The National Assembly, Abuja

The National Assembly, Abuja

Running for Nigerian Senate: 7 Complete Criteria

 

  1. You must be a Nigerian citizen.
  2. You must be a minimum of 30 years old (as passed through the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill in 2018)
  3. You must have a minimum of National Diploma.
  4. Evidence of tax payment.
  5. You should be able to represent your people and liase between the Federal Government and your senatorial zone
  6. You should have analytical and constructive ability when it comes to bill discussion and lawmaking in the Senate.
  7. You must have the well-being  of your at heart.

 

Running for Nigeria Representative: 7 Complete Criteria

 

  1. You must be a citizen of Nigeria.
  2. You must be a minimum of 25 years old.
  3. You must have a minimum of National Diploma.
  4.  Evidence of tax payment.
  5. You should be able to represent your people and liase between the State Government andyour constituency.
  6. You should have analytical and constructive ability for bill discussion and law-making in the “State Assembly”.
  7. You must have your peoples well-being at Nigeria

 

Running for State Senator in Nigeria: 7 Complete Criteria

 

  1. You must be a citizen of Nigeria.
  2. You must be a minimum of 25 years of age.
  3. You must have a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND).
  4. Evidence of tax payment.
  5. You should be able to represent your people and liase between the State Government and your constituency.
  6. You should have analytical and constructive ability for bill discussion and law-making.
  7. You must have your people’s well-being at heart.

 

8 Simple Steps on How to Register for Senatorial/Representative  Election in Nigeria

 

  1. Join a visionary political party that shares your ideology for the types of laws to be made in Nigeria or in your State
  2. Be active in what you can do for your party so that you can have a good record.
  3. Write down your manifesto— what laws you will sponsor or make if you are elected as Senator/Representative.
  4. Stand for the primary election by obtaining and filling the form as stipulated.
  5. Campaign within the party, letting them know why you should be the Senatorial candidate.
  6. If you win, proceed to obtain INEC’s form.
  7. Campaign in your senatorial zone or constituency.

I have to let you know that :If you are elected, you will be called Senator-elect or Representative-elect and if you are sworn-in, you will be called Senator or Representative based on “the peoples’ office” that you hold.

 

7 Pro Tips on How to Win Senatorial Elections in Nigeria

This is the same for Nigerian Senator, Nigerian Representative and State Senator;

  1. Get your manifesto published.
  2. You will need to touch each major area in your zone/constituency with your manifesto and obtain e-mails/signatures: Contact me for your “VOTEMe-Campaign Kit”
  3. If you can get a melodious lyric that can stay in the music industry throughout the campaign season, this will be good, as Nigerian youths are about 70 per cent of the Nigerian population and many of them listen to music.
  4. Let them know why they should vote you not why you should be voted. For me, the first is engaging;the second is not so engaging.
  5. Stand up now while you can and support the advocacy for electoral reforms in Nigeria
  6. Educate your constituency and your followers on why they should vote in the election. This will enable the to see you as a candidate who is civic and democratic.
  7. Reach out to your would-be constituents using at least 3 popular social media platforms in Nigeria.

For more on how to run senator/representative in Nigeria, you can see how to run for the Nigeria General Election.