2019: ActionAid decries spate of insecurity

ActionAid Nigeria has expressed concerns over the credibility of the 2019 general elections following the growing spate of insecurity resulting in displacement across the country ActionAid Country Director, Ene Obi, said lot of people are displaced and more people are being displaced daily saying it will lead to many been disenfranchised in the upcoming election She stressed the need for security agencies to be on their toes in order to guarantee the safety of Nigerians, as good electoral processes can only prevail in a safe environment.
This is even as she insisted that the government must be held accountable for the safety of Nigerian.
Obi who spoke yesterday in Abuja during the End of Project Dissemination Program for the Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Electoral Process (SCEEP) said “we need the security agencies to guarantee the safety of Nigerians, a safe environment is where good processes can prevail but with some Nigerians running heltershelter who is going to count the vote, those are the many voices that may not be counted” “Change start from all of us and begins from all us, so let all citizen rise up.
Let the youth refuse to be used and refuse to be used by any politicia ns.” She explained that the SCEEP project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) was aimed at strengthening the electoral engagement of women, youth and persons with disability in Nigeria.
The Sarkin Rano of Kano, Dr.
Tafida Abubakar Ila lamented that the electoral process in Nigeria has always being a nightmare when compared to other part of the world adding that developed country during election, life continues as usual but in Nigeria reverse is the case.

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