The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission, ICPC; National Orientation Agency, NOA and other stakeholders are planning ahead 2023 general elections to curtail corruption, in order to make the process credible.
The organizations also called for increased cooperation to eradicate electoral corruption at a community engagement forum with theme, ‘Building Resilience against Electoral Corruption to Promote Good Governance’, organised by ‘Say No Campaign’ in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation.
The agencies pointed out the need for citizens to take it upon themselves with resolve to work with relevant government and non-governmental organizations to fight any form of electoral malpractice and perpetrators.
ICPC Chairman Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN said for elections to be credible and accepted by citizens and the international community, it is the responsibility Nigerians to achieve that and not left for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, alone.
He however, pointed out that the major issues affecting the electoral process include vote selling and buying, ballot box snatching, falsification of election results, and others.