UN delegation urges political parties to embrace peaceful, inclusive 2023 elections
‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – The United Nations Electoral Assistance Division (UNEAD) in Nigeria on Wednesday met the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a call for peaceful and inclusive 2023 elections.
The UNEAD delegation led by Serge Kubwimana made the call after a meeting with the APC National Secretary, Sen. Iyiola Omisore representing the National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu at the Party’s National Secretariat.
Accompanied by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka, Director of Organisation, Prof. Ussiju Medaner and other members of the UNEAD delegation, Serge Kubwimana addressed the media.
“We are the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division (UNEAD) which is in Nigeria as a result of a request for electoral support for the UN to assess the overall context which the election will take place and see in what form we could potentially bring our small contribution to the 2023 elections.
“We have conferred with the APC National Secretary on behalf of the National Chairman and we have done the same with other stakeholders such as INEC, government, civil society organizations, other major political parties, faith based organizations, inter-party advisory council to name a few.
“In a nutshell, we are here to express our intent to contribute to a peaceful and inclusive process next year and to see where we can be of value. The country has strong institutions and the ability to run its elections. There are issues of course, but Nigeria is not the only place where you see issues around elections. So our role again here is to see how we can support one of our member states” Kubwimana said.