Kogi guber: KONGONET tasks political actors on issue-based campaign

Ahead of Kogi state governorship election, the Kogi NGOs Network (KONGONET) has called on political actors to engage in issue-based campaign that focus on ideas, policies and solution that will move the state forward.

The call which was a position paper of the KONGONET on the forthcoming governorship election was signed by the chairperson of the NGOs, Ambassador Idris Ozovehe Muraina and Secretary, Mr Reuben Joshua.

Presenting the position of the KONGONET  Tuesday during the 2023 KONGONET Annual General Meeting (AGM) with the theme “Civil Society and Democracy; A way forward,” Mr. Reuben Joshua charged political actors to move away from divisive rhetoric and personal attack and concentrate on constructive dialogue that will enable the electorate make inform choice.

“It is through such discourse that we can identify common ground and work towards a shared vision for the future of our state.”

KONGONET also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure transparency, firmness and efficiency through the electoral process.

“Kogi state is known for its diversity, encompassing people from various ethnics, religious and cultural background. Our diversity is our strength, representing a wealth of perspectives, traditions and experience that, when harnessed together can propel our loved state to new height.

“We are also using this medium to implore each and every citizens of Kogi state to embrace the spirit of peaceful coexistence. Let us reject violence, hate speech, and any form of intimidation or coercion. Instead, let us come together as brothers and sister, respecting our differences, and recognising that our collective well-being depends on our ability to find common ground.”