2023 Election: Law Enforcement Agencies Groomed on Ethical Conduct

2023 Election: Law Enforcement Agencies Groomed on Ethical Conduct

  • Ahead of the 2023 general elections, civil society groups have intensified their preparations
  • The CSOs have urged law enforcement agencies to recognise their role as very crucial to the success of the forthcoming election
  • CISLAC, the Women and Adolescent Empowerment, and MacArthur Foundation organised training on ethical conduct for law enforcement officers as part of the pre-election preparation

Adamawa, Yola - The Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in conjunction with the Women and Adolescent Empowerment and MacArthur Foundation, have facilitated a training program to groom law enforcement on ethical conduct in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

The training was recently staged in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, with participants from the police, civil defence, NDLEA, and many others.

CISLAC, 2023 election
The one-day training for law enforcement officers was held in Yola, the Adamawa state capital. Photo: CISLAC
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Speaking at the training, the director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, said the training targets sensitising law enforcement officers to exhibit integrity traits.

Rafsanjani noted that law enforcement must be inclined with the ethical values that come with their job, as it will play a pivotal role in the conduct of the 2023 general election.

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He said the ethical conduct of law enforcement agencies would enable the independent national electoral commission (INEC) to work effortlessly in conducting a seamless and worthy election.

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Similarly, Ms Asma’u Joda, the executive director of Women and Adolescent Empowerment, who Tijjjani Ubandoma ably represented, urged law enforcement officers to be true and diligent in their responsibility.

He said their impact will go a long way in ensuring a free and fair election while helping electorates repel the hazards of electoral violence from political thugs in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

She also stated that the Nigeria electoral system has elevated to a level that it needs capable and incorruptible law enforcement officers to help protect the ballot at the 2023 general election.

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In another development, the agitation against vote-buying or voter inducement, as witnessed in the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial polls, has been greatly criticised.

Civil society groups and electoral stakeholders have vehemently condemned describing it as a stain on Nigeria's electoral practice.

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has taken centre stage to champion a campaign against voter inducement.

Source: Legit.ng

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