CISLAC Sensitizes Law Enforcement Officers On Election Ethics and Integrity
POLITICS DIGEST – The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called for law enforcement officials in Kano State to prioritize the security of the electorate and uphold election ethics and integrity in view of the upcoming 2023 general elections.
This call was made by the Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) during a training for Law Enforcement Officers in Kano state organized by CISLAC in collaboration with Women in Media (WIM) on ethics and integrity” with support from MacArthur Foundation. Rafsanjani said the training was designed to sensitize law enforcement officials on how to demonstrate a high level of ethics and integrity while they ensure the maintenance of law and order during the upcoming elections. He stressed that more needs to be done in safeguarding the security of the electorate because there are politicians who seek to use the youth to exercise violent acts in manipulating and deterring the electoral process.
In her remarks, the executive director WiM, Hajiya Halima Be Umar noted that it is time that we as citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should elect the right people into office. She also commended the law enforcement agencies for their efforts especially considering the challenges they face in carrying out their duties.
During the presentation of the project overview, the Programme Lead for the Anti-Corruption Department CISLAC, Nigeria, Samuel Asimi stated that unlike previously, votes count, so desperate Politicians have resorted to the “do or die” affair tactics which has led to vote trading. Therefore, there is need to uphold election ethics and integrity to encourage citizens in exercising their right to vote.
Also, the training included lecture presentations on the importance of ethics and integrity in law enforcement and interactive group work sessions on how to navigate ethics and integrity related challenges faced by law enforcement officials as they carry out their mandate.