In line with its determination to ensure a peaceful, credible and transparent governorship election in Anambra State, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide-Youth Wing has inaugurated an Anambra Election Security Monitoring Team.
Inaugurating the team during the monthly National Executive Committee of the apex Igbo youth leadership organisation in Awka, the Anambra State capital, the Acting National Leader, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, urged the team to collaborate with relevant agencies, stakeholders and organisations towards ensuring that the forthcoming governorship election in the State was not only transparent, but also peaceful.
The team is constituted as follows: Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu – Chairman, Mazi Chika Art Adiele,Comrade Eweh Onyekachi, Mazi Udekigbo Chibuzo,Comrade Ozolagba Kingsley Osita, Comrade Wenceslaus Ogbonnia, Bar. Ikenna Odoh, Prince Gift Amadi, Comr. Arinze Desmond Imaga Ekeh Imaga, Hon. Chukwudi Dike,Comr. Awam Ikenna Joseph,
Orji-Akadiro Phil,and Chisaokwu – Secretary
The Terms of Reference as read out by the Acting Leader include the following: To continue the process of engagements and consultations with critical stakeholders, agencies, organizations and individuals towards ensuring a peaceful and credible Governorship election in Anambra State, and to monitor preparations towards the election and determine the rate of preparedness, availability of sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials and their deployments to various pooling booths across the State.
Other terms included, to coordinate the 50 Youths per ward Anambra Youth Volunteer Corps in sensitizing and mobilizing Anambra electorate to participate actively in the electoral process and cast their votes without fear of molestation or any form of intimidation., To continue and consolidate on ongoing engagement and dialogue with our brothers and comrades opposed to the election with an aim to convince them on the consequences of the NO ELECTION order.
Also, the team shall liaise with security agencies and provide relevant assistance towards ensuring that while providing adequate security and ensuring the safety of human and materials for a smooth governorship election, that innocent citizens are not unduly harassed or molested by security agents, and to manage ONYW Anambra Election Situation Room.
The team is empowered to co-opt persons and materials, with the permission of NEC, that could be helpful in carrying out these assignments effectively, and to report their findings, observations and recommendations to the NEC within two weeks of their inauguration.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune