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CSO deploys 2,000 spectators for Elections



CSO deploys 2,000 spectators for Elections

CSO deploys 2,000 spectators for Elections

A civil society organisation, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA has deployed 2,000 observers across to support other field observers it had earlier assigned to monitor the Saturday, February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.




The CTA disclosed this at the official opening of its Situation Room, held in Abuja, At the

unavailing of situations room the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Osun State University

Professor Kola Olusanya stated that the organisation conducted stakeholders’ meetings

across the six geopolitical zones in preparing for the general elections.


CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections

Professor Olusanya noted that the organisation held several press conferences on different issues

as they arose and observed the mock accreditation across the states, as well as trained observers,

and sensitisation of the PWDs in the FCT for the successful conduct of the elections.


According to him the University Don, “The CTA is deploying 2,000 observers across Nigeria.

To support our field observers, CTA has set up its Situation Room to follow up with field reports from

observers to generally establish common trends towards gauging compliance with

minimum international standards for credible elections.



He further Maintains that “93,469,008 registered voters across 8,809 registration wards

and 176,846 polling units across 774 Local Government Areas. A total of 15,331 contestants, including

18 presidential candidates are vying for various positions.


The group noted that the 2023 general election is a defining moment for Nigeria and the INEC, given

the relative state of insecurity across the country, the spate of attacks on INEC facilities in some parts

of the country as well as the general state of insecurity in some other features, which remains a major

challenge to the conduct of the elections.


CSO deploys 2,000 spectators for Elections

“Several innovations have been introduced into the 2023 general elections. These

include the deployment of the Bi-modal Voters Accreditation System, the electronic transmission

of election results from the polling units direct to INEC’s portal and INEC Result Viewing portal

among others. The group enjoined the electoral umpire not to rest on their oars until a free, fair,

the credible election was delivered to the Nigerian people.


The CSO called on the security agencies deployed in election duties “to conduct

themselves with utmost neutrality and professionalism. “We call on political parties and their agents

to conduct themselves under the election guidelines and the rules of engagement at polling units

and collation centres. All malpractices, including vote buying and selling, should be avoided.”


Election: CSO deploys 2000 observers, opens Situation Room

The group also urged the electorates to remain vigilant, law-abiding and peaceful in all their

conduct before, during and after the election. Recall the process of the 2023 general election

by the Independent National Electoral Commission, began officially on February 22 2022, with

the publication of a Notice of Elections and a 14-point election timetable which includes the following;

party primaries, submission of a list of candidates, campaigns and voting, which will see the emergence

of a new president for Nigeria.


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While fielding questions from journalists, the Team leader, who is also the Executive Director of

Center for Transparency Advocacy, CTA Mrs Faith Nwadishi expressed concern over the attack

of its members in the recent time and called on security agencies to be vigilant at the flash

points throughout the exercise.

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