The CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the Police Service Commission and Kimpact Youth Development Initiative (KDI) is set to deploy over 90 domestic observers in the Osun State governorship election holding on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.
Mr. Benson Olugbuo, Ph.D., the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation says, in the deployment, at least three observers will monitor the conduct of security agents on election duty in each of the 30 local government areas across the state.
He says on the Election Day, CLEEN will set-up Election Security Support Centres in Osogbo and its three offices in Abuja, Owerri, and Lagos. The Support Centres will be coordinated simultaneously to keep Nigerians and the international community updated on developments in Osun State using social and traditional media.
The Centres will receive incident reports from our field observers, which will be shared with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Police Service Commission (PSC), Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Civil Society Situation Room for optimal monitoring and coordination of the governorship election, he added.
Benson added that CLEEN Foundation and INEC staff will be on Nigeria Info Radio, 95.1 FM Radio Station, Abuja, on Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 9:00 am for live commentaries and coverage from Osun state. Our personnel and partners on election observation duty will be interviewed live from the radio station.
He encourages all Osun State citizens who are registered voters to go out and observe their civic responsibilities while the organization employs INEC and all security agencies on election duty to ensure a free, fair and violent free election in Osun State.
This project is implemented under the European Union Support for Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), Benson said.