A civil society organization, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolutions (CHRCR) has urged political parties to roll out clear policies on corruption and accountability for democracy to thrive in the country.
The Executive Director of CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, said this yesterday at a one-day post-2023 general elections review meeting with political parties in Lokoja.
He said issues of corruption and accountability in public service should be pursued vigorously by candidates of the respective political parties contesting the 11th November governorship election in Kogi.
CHRCR therefore called on political parties and their candidates to include anti-corruption, transparency and accountability in their campaign activities and manifestos as the November governorship election draws closer.
He said although there has been several complaints and disenchantment from participating stakeholders in the last election, particularly the political parties and their candidates; the conclusion of the 2023 election was a “step forward to fortify our democratic experiment.”
“Some of the contending issues range from the perceived non-adherence to guidelines by the electoral umpire, to technological issues around the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and these issues are currently being challenged in the election tribunals,” he said.