Dev’t practitioner sues for collaboration between election victors and the vanquished

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Political victors and the vanquished from the just concluded general elections in Nigeria which held on 25th February as well as 11th March 2023, have been urged to collaborate amongst themselves to serve their respective communities NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

Amb. Peace Edem the Executive Director of Youth For Change Initiative (YOFCI), over the weekend called on politicians of whatever persuasion and at all levels, including federal and state public officials/institutions, to join hands together to serve their respective communities.

Amb. Edem made the clarion call while fielding questions during an ADBN Television, Uyo talk session monitored by our correspondent where he made disclosures about the Election Violence Prevention & Mitigation Project (e-VIP) project and its implementation in Akwa Ibom state.

Peace Edem (middle), Ikechukwu Juwe (right), Abasiama Cyril (left)

While articulating his thoughts on governance to inquiries posed to him by the ADBN Television host, Ikechukwu Juwe, Amb. Edem responded thus, ‘irrespective of who emerged winner of the just concluded election at any level of leadership, everyone irrespective of their political parties and affiliation should join hands to work towards the development of their communities, and the state as well’.

On her part, Abasiama Cyril the Eket LGA E-Vip monitor, added that there should be openness to citizens’ participation and installing competent structures. She urged the government to be keen about accountability and political will as sine qua non to delivering on campaign promises.

Election Violence Prevention & Mitigation Project (e-VIP) implemented by YOFCI with support from Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) is geared at reducing election violence incidences before, during and after the 2023 general elections within 8 selected hot spot LGAs namely, Itu, Ibiono, Ikono, Eket, Ukanafun, Oron, Obot Akara, and Uyo in Akwa Ibom State.

The project is also ongoing across the Niger Delta region.