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Published On: Thu, Jan 29th, 2015

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The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DISEC) has charged the electorate to examine manifestoes and demand accountability from their local governments as it is their legal right so enshrined in the constitution.

The Chairman, Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), Mr. Moses Ogbe, gave the charge at a just concluded sensitization workshop for CSOs/CBOs on good governance at the local government level, in Asaba.

According to the DSIEC boss, the programme organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is meant to sen sitize the electorate on the principles of good governance, is a machinery to enable the people follow the activities of the incumbent local government and ensure that the purpose of the election is achieved.

“I think Deltans are satisfied with the results. We must be determined to do what is right. I call on Nigerians to support good governance” he said.

In his lecture titled, ‘Delta State Local Government and Good Governance,’ Director, OJA Development Consult, Mr. Jide Ojo explained that the very essence of the program is to enlighten the people at the communities in Delta State about the concept of democracy, election and good governance, educate the people about the benefits of democracy and sensitize the people about the benefits of democracy.

While extolling the benefits of democracy at all sphere of the government but most especially at the local or grassroots level, Mr. Ojo enumerated ways to attain good governance which includes, advocacy visits, letter writing/petitions, press conference, press release, letter to the editor of newspapers, newspaper articles and use of new media such as Facebook, Twitter among others.

Reiterating the importance of peace towards good governance and development, Mr. Ojo explained that program was not in any way to negate the activities of the government but to build matured minds to work with the government in achieving societal needs.

 

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