The African Action Congress (AAC), a political party and progenitor of the TakeItBack movement, has launched a mobile app for Nigerians to report the 2019 elections.
The launch, which took place in Lagos on Monday, featured a down-to-basics exposition of the features of the app, most notably the ‘Monitor Election’ feature.
The app offers the opportunity for individuals and other observers to monitor and report common electoral anomalies if found, report accurate votes scored by each party, and take photographs of the results as pasted at their polling units.
However, before observers can start using the app, they are required to fill in their details under an ‘Edit profile’ section.
According to Abiodun Thorpe, the developer of the app, “members of the public who identify with the TakeItBack movement can also use the app to familiarise themselves with the party’s constitution and manifesto, register as members of the party, send messages to the party, volunteer for the party, donate to the party, receive news updates, and get contact details of the AAC party hierarchy on a state-by-state basis.”
The app also affords individuals the opportunity to know AAC candidates nationwide and obtain voter education.
It is available on Google Playstore with the keywords ‘AAC Take It Back’ and is 9mb in size. Members of the public are, however, advised to be wary of a similar, deceptive app with the name ‘African Action Congress’ that is 2.4mb in size.
In case of internet glitches, individuals are advised to report through the AAC hotlines: 09075080891, 08185900110.