Majority of Nigerians believe the 2019 General Elections, would be peaceful and successful, a survey by the CLEEN Foundation has shown.
The report titled “Election Security Threat Assessment of Nigeria: Twelve Focal States” was presented by Dr Freedom Onuoha, of the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State.
This came as the Executive Director of the foundation, Dr Benson Olugbuo, urged Nigerians to shun apathy and contribute personally and collectively to the success of the elections and nation building.
The research commissioned by the foundation, UKAID and The Electoral Institute (TEI) had the 12 focal states in the survey as Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Borno, Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Osun, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara.
The report also showed that majority of respondents hold that the growing habit of hard drug consumption, especially among the youths, was a source of growing concern and that widespread availability and use of hard drugs could precipitate electoral violence in the focal states.