4th March, 2011
The Centre for Righteous Living, an NGO with headquarters in Lagos, at its national executive council meeting recently, reviewed the political and security situations in the country.
In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, the organisation restated its non- partisanship in its operations. The group, according to a statement signed by Rev. S. Adegbolagun, president, and Dr. C. Abolade, national secretary, stands for righteousness in governance and this it has preached and encouraged since its inception over 10 years ago.
The NGO said: â€œWe have demonstrated this during Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubuâ€™s administration and we have extended it to his successor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.â€ It restated its vision to work with any group or party that promotes righteousness, transparency and accountability in governance.
In order to have free and fair elections in april 2011, the organisation called on INEC to check the activities of its ad-hoc staff if reports gathered during the voter registration exercise is any thing to go by, adding that it was reported in the media that some of the ad-hoc staff connived with politicians to take DDC machines to unauthorised locations.
To forestall election malpractices during the forthcoming elections, the organisation advised INEC to appoint credible and tested election observers to monitor the poll. It also advised voters to defend their votes.