The Executive Director Consscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution ( CHRCR) Comrade Abdul Idris Miliki, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) Election Security Management Committee and all the stakeholders to beam their searchlights on Kabba and Ijumu LGAs because of the caliber of persons involved in the management of campaigns for the two major parties in the forthcoming election.
He noted that unless concerted measures are taken to curtail the excesses of the persona of Smart Adeyemi and Dino Melaye who manages campaigns of their parties in Ijumu LGA while TJ Yusuf, Director General Campaign council of PDP will square it out with the Speaker of the House Rt .Hon. Matthew Kolawole in Kabba / Bunu LGA stressing that their actions and utterances if not checked could cause violence..
The Executive Director, made the call Friday during a one day quarterly Review Meeting for Media and Civil Society Organization, held in Lokoja,.
Miliki while explaining the essence of the review programme which was organized in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar’adua Foundation , stated that the major function of his organization is to identify and track corruption in the electoral process.
He said other local government areas likely to be prone to violence include; Dekina, Ajaokuta, Ofu, Bassa, Adavi, Okehi, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu and Lokoja.
He said Ofu, Ajaokuta, Lokoja, Kogi, Ibaji and Idah Local government areas have suffered devastation as result of flooding which may hinder smooth conduct of the November election, saying INEC must be proactive in his planning
Miliki charged security agents to listen to the early warning signals so as to make adequate arrangements to be able to curtail possible breakdown of law and order before, during and after the November election.
He equally charged the Independent National Election Commission, (INEC), to engage critical stakeholders in discussion and to carry out more sensitization campaigns in both electronic, print and the Social media.
Similarly, he called on political parties to be more transparent in the handling of their fund during the conduct of their primaries so as to be able to track corruption in the electoral process.