2023: COMPPART Foundation commences project to reduce corruption in Nigeria electoral process
A non-governmental organization, COMPPART Foundation for Justice and Peace Building, has commenced a project geared towards ensuring electoral accountability and inclusivity in Akwa Ibom State ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The project, which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation through the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, Abuja, is designed to help in eradicating corrupt practices in the electoral process before, during and after the forthcoming 2023 elections in the state.
This much is contained in a press release signed by the Executive Director of COMPPART, Mr. Saviour Akpan, made available to newsmen, on Thursday.
Akpan said the project is being carried out through sensitization and mobilization of citizens’ groups as well as galvanizing support for and inclusivity among political parties, frontline candidates, critical interest groups, and networks that would involve the electioneering process in Akwa Ibom state.
According to Akpan, “the project is a response to the need to consolidate on the anti-corruption campaigns in Nigeria and prevent potential rollback post 2023 by spreading and strengthening the support-base for anti-corruption.
“Institutional reforms will be implemented with objectives of strengthening citizens’ voices for anti-corruption and social inclusions in the state.
“It will be suggesting affirmative set of actions for official implementation, promoting reforms and institutionalization of anti-corruption, transparency, accountability, social inclusion, and equity in the Nigeria’s electoral process in the state and strengthening partnership among critical state and non-state actors in the electoral process using the coming 2023 general election as a launch pad.
“COMPPART will implement the project using a multi-stakeholders approach that will comprise of electoral bodies, political parties, candidates and political associations, civil Society organizations, traditional rulers and media and at the end will establish Akwa Ibom State Accountability Forum on Corruption”.
Akpan added that COMPPART would also demand for the implementation of new and existing laws, policies and programmes that enhance greater representation and participation of women, performance and material accountability in an anti-corruption environment.
COMPPART Foundation for Justice and Peace Building is an Akwa Ibom based non-governmental organization established to serve as a centerpiece in defending citizens’ through improved justice delivery and peace building in order to build confidence in the justice and security sectors.