2023; we must prioritize issues around Anti-corruption, Accountability in elections- Idris Miliki

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Ahead the 2023 General Elections, Nigerians have been asked to prioritize issues of Anti-corruption and Accountability in the body polity.

The Executive Director,
Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, (CHRCR), Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, made the call at a Quarterly Review Meeting on Prioritizing Anti-Corruption and Accountability issues towards 2023 general Elections.

The Quarterly Review meeting was organised by Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) in partnership with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).

According to Comrade Miliki, the goal of the meeting is to start early sensitization ahead of the 2023 general election towards conscientising critical stakeholders, like the Media and Civil Society Organization on the need to institutionalize anti corruption, transparency and accountability in Nigeria.

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He explained further that this demand can be achieved by ensuring political commitment towards deepening and spreading anti corruption, transparency and accountability messages ahead the 2023 General Elections by political actors.

“The essence of institutionalizing the issues of Anti-corruption and Accountability would ensure that whoever emerge as candidates of the various political parties would mainstream issues of Anti-corruption and accountability in their agenda.

Comr. Miliki lamented the absence of Anti-corruption and Accountability over the years in the nation’s polity, saying the resultant effect of it’s absence is the failure of the nation’s democracy.

He equally added that the sensitization message and meeting would help citizens to make demands from their representatives before, during and after elections, consequently raising the consciousness for Anti-corruption and Accountability by elected representatives of the people.

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The Executive Director tasked those seeking to represent the people in position of authorities to see Anti-corruption and Accountability as the bedrock of any sustainable democracy, insisting that it’s importance, was the reason for early meetings to sensitise critical stakeholders on what is expected of them.

The Executive Director, CHRCR described the review meeting as a pre-election activity geared towards raising the issues of Anti-corruption and Accountability in the polity and for political actors seeking to represent the people to have the consciousness by having a deman charter with the people.

 




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