FCT election: CSOs urge political parties to play by rules


By Angela Atabo

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room), a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on political parties to play by the rules ahead of Saturday’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Elections.

Ms Ene Obi, Convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, made the call on Friday at a news conference on the preliminary statement of the group, in Abuja.

Obi said that the coalition of over 70 CSOs convened in Abuja to observe the Area Council Elections in the FCT.

“We call on the political parties to play by the rules throughout the voting process and enjoin candidates and their supporters to uphold the principles of free, fair and credible elections.

“Situation Room further calls on political parties to provide a better environment for social inclusion in their nomination and party processes.”

Obi said that the group was expectant that the elections in the FCT would improve upon the gains observed in the…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria