Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), a civil society organization, has stated its intention to monitor all stages of the electoral process in Kogi state ahead of the 2023 national elections.
Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, CHRCR’s Executive Director, stated this during a quarterly review meeting in Lokoja on Monday on prioritizing anti-corruption and accountability concerns in the run-up to the 2023 elections.
He stated that the CHRCR will supervise political parties’ primary elections to elect candidates for the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections in Kogi state in 2023.
Miliki charged civil society organizations and other stakeholders to embark on early sensitization to ensure improved polls in 2023.
He blamed Nigeria’s democratic failure on a lack of accountability and anti-corruption measures in electoral processes.
He explained that the review meeting is part of a series of actions aimed at beginning early sensitization in the run-up to the general election in 2023 and moving Nigeria closer to institutionalizing anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability.
Those aiming to represent the people, according to the rights activist, must consider anti-corruption and accountability as the core of any successful democracy.
Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) organized the quarterly review meeting in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).
Journalists and CSO leaders attended the review meeting, including Hamza Aliyu, Executive Director of the Initiative for Grassroot Advancement (INGRA), Mr Tijani Abdulkareem, Executive Director of the Socio Economic Research and Development Centre (SERDEC), and Chairperson of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kogi State, among others.