Raphael Ede, Enugu
In an effort to ensure credible election in the coming election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with 17 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has commenced door-to-door voter education and election sensitization exercise in the 17 Local Government Areas of Enugu State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Emeka Ononamadu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the engagement of CSOs was part of the Commission’s effort to encourage citizen’s participation in the forthcoming polls.
He said: “This effort is aimed at creating direct and more civic interface between voters and INEC for citizen’s effective understanding of the Electoral process and also voting process.
“It is believed that when citizens can place faces to the publicity they receive, they will be motivated to participate in the voting process.”
Stressing the role of civil society in electoral process, he added: “Part of the responsibilities of the CSOs in Enugu is to explain to the citizens the reasons why they should vote, process of voting, the need for violence free and peaceful election.”