No less than a hundred persons have been recruited as observers to monitor the 2023 election in Kogi State by an election monitoring organisation, according to Daily Post.
The Transition Monitoring Group, (TNG) disclosed this on Friday during an advocacy visit to the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner Dr Hale Gabriel Longpet.
Kogi State Coordinator of the group, Mrs Akande Racheal Remilekun, said the organization has its structures, system and membership drawn across the 36 states of the federation including FCT Abuja.
“TMG is an independent civil society organization that has availed itself to observing and monitoring Nigeria elections since 1999 and with all preparedness to do same with the 2023 general elections and beyond.
”We have lined up activities that will ensure a peaceful and credible pre-elections, election period and post-election as our observers are not just recruited but trained with outstanding checklists performance to update TMG National Situation room with all happenings across the local government of the state”.
Responding, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC) Hale Gabriel Longpet said the commission is fully prepared for next month’s general election.
Longpet said the Commission has learnt from the mistake from the off-season election conducted in other states, adding that, there won’t be any room for electoral malpractice in the forthcoming election.
Dismissing the fear that the election may not hold in February, Longpet assured Nigerians that, the commission will not relent to ensure that, Nigerians exercise their franchise at the stipulated date.