Nigeria's 2019 elections are getting very close. In February, the country goes to the polls, and we once again have to decide whether to continue with our current elected officials or pick new ones — the most primary being the presidential elections.
Unfortunately, a constant shadow over these particular elections is the lack of clarity of the pillars, policies and manifestos of the candidates. What do they stand for? How do they measure up to our expectations on health, security, power, education, job creation and more?
Over the last three months, the team at Civic Monitor, a social enterprise led by Stanley Azuakola, have been working on a tool that uses technology to present information on Nigeria's 2019 presidential candidates — including profiles, promises and positions on key issues.
Geared at enabling voters to make more thoughtful and informed choices, the tool, simply called KYC (Know-Your-Candidates), allows you compare candidates side-by-side. A user can compare any two candidates across any number of key issues.
Below, we compare Buhari's and Atiku's positions on corruption. The results display their positions for easy comparison. And for more in-depth exploration, the 'Go Deeper' button provides more substantive details on their positions. All the results are in the candidates' exact words.