The International Association of World Peace Advocates IAWPA is canvassing support for the Independent National Electoral Commission through its ‘’INEC is YOUR FRIEND CAMPAIGN INITIATIVE’’ aimed at enlightening Nigerians on the need to ensure a hitch free elections in 2023.
The organization during a sensitisation walk in major streets of the Federal Capital Territory FCT said the reported attacks against INEC negates SDG six of the United Nations sustainable development goals SDG which emphasises on strong institutions.
While presenting its position paper to INEC Chairman in Abuja, the international Spokesman of IAWPA Amb. Emmanuel Nkweke said commission under Prof. Yakubu had shown cause why it should be trusted come 2023.
He cited the passage of the 2022 electoral Act as amended and the introduction of BVAS as clear indicators of the readiness of INEC to embark on a successful election come 2023.
The association called on Nigerians to report individuals or groups embarking on the destruction of INEC facilities or staff labelling them enemies of the country.
IAWPA called on INEC to embark on rigorous enlightenment campaign to ensure that Nigerians are abreast with the 2022 electoral Act as well as the activities of the electoral body.
The association also called on traditional rulers well meaning Nigerians, diplomatic missions and religious leaders to support INEC in order to deliver successful elections come 2023.
While receiving the association at the headquarters, a representative of INEC who is a deputy director in charge of security appreciated the association for it’s support.
Reporting by Gwamkat Gwamzhi editing by Daniel