Student Christian Movement charges Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The Abuja Sector of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) called on Professor Mahmood Yakubu of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the forthcoming elections are conducted in a free and fair manner and meet the highest international standards. Below is are some of the statements directed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Sector President BASENE Harcourt-Whyte made the call while briefing journalists on the work of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) towards the 2023 Federation Week. and to make her position known to the movement on several issues related to good governance and the permeation of a lasting democratic culture in Nigeria.
He also called on all parties participating in the election to be organized by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adhere strictly to the principles of the agreement signed on Thursday 29 September 2022.
According to his statement, he said, “That Peace Accord initiated by the Nigerian Peace Committee (NPC) led by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar and Roman Catholic Bishop Matthew Kukah should not be trampled upon. Leaders of these parties must proactively encourage their supporters to stay away from violence and do nothing to incite it before, during, and after the elections. We say it loud and clear here “No to violence,”

He argued that the SCM preached strongly against all forms of vote-buying, underage voting, and other harmful anti-democratic practices that could undermine the outcome of these elections.

He also called on all relevant authorities in Nigeria and INEC to participate, stating that “We sincerely believe that good governance, economic prosperity and acceptable civic responsibility are all products of democratic processes that run on the wheels of transparency, fairness and justice. ”

“We at his SCM firmly believe Nigeria will begin its glorious journey with her 2023 elections. We look forward to all the ideas and honest criticism that will help us move forward.”

He said his SCM in Nigeria is an affiliated member of his WSCF, which uses the third week of each year to raise awareness of social and church activities in over 100 member countries around the world. explained.

According to him, this year’s event is tied to the celebration of the 128th anniversary of WSCF activities among students and youth and the 83rd anniversary of 11 similar activities in Nigeria, and the theme of this year’s event is a civic responsibility. and good governance, which is unparalleled. February 2023 and he is timely for the Nigerian people in light of the elections scheduled for March.

Source: Sunnewsonine

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