24 CSOs Task Stakeholders On Credible Polls


No fewer than 24 Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have urged politicians, judicial authorities and personnel of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to desist from acts that could jeopardise the credibility of the 2019 general election.
The CSOs, under the auspices of C24, made the call on Tuesday at a joint press briefing in Abuja.
Speaking, the Executive Secretary, Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative, Chief Dennis Aghanya, alleged that some politicians had begun hiring foreign strategists to blackmail the country and the coming elections. He also alleged that some compromised judicial and electoral officers have joined a grand conspiracy to throw a spanner in the works for credible and fair polls in 2019. Aghanya threatened that C24 will expose the identities of those working to scuttle the attainment of credible elections next year, if they fail to drop their ignoble activities.
He said: “We alert the nation to clandestine activities by some politicians, compromised judicial authorities, ad personnel of the electoral umpire and hostile foreign actors to destabilize the peace of Nigeria before, during, and after the 2019 elections.