stakeholders forum in Abuja.

#2019Polls: CSO Charges Stakeholders On Transparency, Peaceful Conduct

9 February 2019 National News News

A civil society organisation, Center for Transparency Advocacy has called on stakeholders in the electoral process to discharge their duties transparently for peaceful conduct of 2019 election.

The acting Director of the organization Mrs Faith Nwadishi made the call at a stakeholders forum in Abuja.

Mrs Nwadishi who stressed the need to address issues ranging from non collection of permanent voter card, vote buying and other malpractices urged all Nigerians to play their parts to foster national unity.

“We need peaceful elections, we want Everybody to play their part, the nations electoral management to play their part, the security agency should also play their part, and we the observers should also observe and report accordingly what we have seen”.

ALSO READ: efcc-nabs-11-suspected-internet-fraudsters-in-ilorinIn an address, the representative of Nigerian police force, Assistant commissioner of the police Samuel Musa gave the assurance that the police would ensure the safety of life and property before during and after the elections.

“The police are saddled with the responsibility of protection of lives and property, we are assuring you that the police will be on ground to ensure the protection of every citizens as they perform their civic responsibilities”

“We also have armed squad away from the polling unit in case there is any problem to savage the situation. We will also ensure safety of election materials until it get to the last person in the electoral process.

Also a representative of the Corp Marshal ,Federal Road safety commission, Victor Nwokolo said the Corp had put in place measures to ensure free movement of stakeholders and electoral materials during the elections.

“we are training and retraining our officers on the needful during the period and inspection of all vehicles to be used during the period, our men will be on ground in case of emergency “.

On his part, the president public Interest Lawyers League, Abdul Mahmoud urged the electoral umpire to discharge their duties diligently.

Also the organization has embark on sensitization training for election observers to equip them with the necessary knowledge that will aid them in the field.

The Deputy Director, Voters Education Independent National Electoral Commission Mrs Dorothy Inyang who urged them to be neutral said they should focus on their duties transparently to ensure the peaceful conduct of the election.

In a presentation the chairman Partner for Electoral Reforms, Mr Ezenwa Nwogwu called on Nigerians to champion the course to strengthened the nations democracy.

Florence Adewale/Abuja

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