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2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeria

2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeria

2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeria

2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeria

The upcoming elections in the nation must be “good, peaceful, credible, and transparent,” according to Samuela Isopi, the European Union’s ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States.

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This was said by Isopi in an interview on AriseTV on Saturday, which our correspondent watched.

She said that the recent “Youths Vote Count” campaign was a brilliant idea to get the young people involved in the upcoming elections and that it was a major success.

Yiaga Africa, the EU, and other development partners organized the campaign to use music to encourage voter registration and youth participation in the electoral process.

“One of the key points of the recommendations of the European Electoral Observation Mission was the low turnout. When you have a population that is composed of 80%, 70% of young people and you see that the interest for elections is very low and they do not participate, that is a problem, and so we felt, together with INEC and civil society, that we should do something.

“The message is to remain engaged, and most importantly they have to vote on the day of the election. This is the message today, Don’t sell your vote,” she said

2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeria

Altho2023 Elections Must Be Peaceful And Credible – EU Ambassador To Nigeriaugh the Ambassador said that the EU, the USA, Yiaga Africa, and other partners were working to increase voter turnout in the North and the rural areas through other means, she stressed that the internet penetration and the influential status of the performing artistes will go a long way to encourage young people in the rural areas to vote.

“We are also in partnership with the other partners. For example, the United States is working with the same civil society, YIAGA, to mobilize young people in the rural areas especially young people in the North. Not just music, but other means to reach out to them,” she said.

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Isopi also spoke on the effect the 2023 election would have on the West African Sub-region and added that Nigeria must get it right.

“The political development in the region is not good for the country and the continent.

“We want Nigeria to get it right, Nigeria, according to the latest figures I got from INEC, has 80 million registered voters, which is more than all the voters in all of West Africa. It is important that these elections are good, peaceful, credible, and transparent,”


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