A civil society organization, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) has announced its resolve to monitor all stages of electoral process in Kogi state, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Executive Director of CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, made this known during a quarterly review meeting on prioritizing anti-corruption and accountability issues towards 2023 elections in Lokoja on Monday.
He said CHRCR will monitor primary elections by political parties to elect candidates for 2023 governorship and house of assembly polls in Kogi state.
Miliki charged civil society organizations and other stakeholders to embark on early sensitization to ensure improved polls in 2023.
He attributed the failure of democracy in Nigeria to the absence of accountability and anti-corruption in electoral processes.
He explained that the review meeting is part of activities to start early sensitization ahead the 2023 general election and move towards institutionalizing anti-corruption, transparency and accountability in Nigeria.
The rights activist tasked those seeking to represent the people to see anti-corruption and accountability as the bedrock of any sustainable democracy.
The quarterly review meeting was organised by Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) in partnership with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).
The review meeting was attended by journalists and CSO leaders including the Executive Director of Initiative for Grassroot Advancement (INGRA), Hamza Aliyu; Executive Director of Socio Economic Research and Development Centre (SERDEC), Mr Tijani Abdulkareem; Chairperson of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kogi State, and others.