CLEEN Foundation has commended Nigeria electorates, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement agencies for the professional conduct of their personnel in the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections.
Speaking from its Election Security Support Centre at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja on Saturday, February 25, 2023, CLEEN’s Executive Director, Mr Peter Gad said that 109 trained INEC accredited observers were deployed to 109 senatorial zones in Nigeria.
Gad explained that the mandate of the CLEEN Foundation Election Security Support Centre (ESSC) was to observe and assess the activities of the security agencies before, during and after the elections.
The press statement obtained by AFRIPOST reads in part, “The CLEEN Foundation Election Security Support Centre (ESSC) deployed 109 trained INEC accredited observers and a is also liaising with a sizable number of citizen observers across the country covering the 109 senatorial zones in Nigeria. The roving observers were equipped with CLEEN Mobile App that enabled the transmission of real time data to the ESSC. In addition, CLEEN Foundation set up real-time multi-communication platforms (WhatsApp and Zoom) to receive real time incidents across the 36 states and FCT. These were complemented with secondary information from credible media sources. The ESSC received calls and messages from citizens in different states which were escalated to INEC and Security agencies for appropriate action.
“CLEEN Foundation commends the people of Nigeria for the peaceful conduct and turnout so far. CLEEN also commends the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and most especially the Nigeria Police Force and other law enforcement agencies for the professional conduct of their personnel. CLEEN Foundation urges the electorate to remain peaceful to the end of the elections and thereafter.”