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FCT, AbujaAhead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has declared that political corruption is punishable under the electoral act.
This was stated by the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasonye, SAN who was represented by Mohammed Ashiru Baba; director, public enlightenment and education, ICPC at a town hall meeting hosted by Say No Campaign with support from MacArthur Foundation in Abuja.
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The theme of the event attended by a Legit.ng reporter, was Building Community Resilience Against Electoral Corruption to Promote Good Governance.
His words:
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Baba also added that politicians who rig elections can't fight corruption when they get into office.
He added:
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On his part, the director-general of the National Orientation Agency, Garba Abari said Nigerians must rise up against electoral heist.
He said in a statement delivered on his behalf by his special assistant, David Akoji:
Speaking earlier, senior programme manager of Say No Campaign, James Ugochukwu, said:
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There was also a goodwill message from Dr. Leonard Nzenwa, chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council at the event.
Participants were also trained by resource persons on how to engage political parties, build community collaborations, promote effective political representation for their communities, curb electoral fraud in their domains and promote good governance within their society.
Recall that Say No Campaign on Thursday, July 8 held a dialogue with labour and trade union leaders in Abuja.
The theme of the event was: Positioning the unions as active drivers of anti-corruption in Nigeria.
Declaring the event open, Ezenwa Nwagwu, the executive director of Say No Campaign Nigeria, noted that the activism of union leaders is called to question when they are not solving societal problems.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Say No Campaign Nigeria has taken its campaign for community participation in the fight against corruption to about seven states so far.
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The organisation assembled round-table dialogues that sought to bring together trade unions and labor advocates to redefine the public service sector for efficiency, transparency, and accountability.
The dialogues are also geared towards deepening the focus of the union leaders on anti-corruption, offering encouragement, and providing networking opportunities in the struggle against the rampant abuse of public office.
Source: Legit
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