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2023 Elections: TMG Partners USAID for Citizen Engagement

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Auwal Rafsanjani

A foremost independent civil society election observation group, Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) has partnered with the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE), an initiative funded by USAID towards supporting citizens’ engagement in the 2023 general elections.

Announcing the partnership in a statement on Wednesday, TMG Chairman, Comrade Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, said the move is aimed at improving citizens’ participation and stakeholders’ engagement towards a violent-free, participatory and credible 2023 election.

According to him, the organizations will deploy a wide range of members across the country to ensure a nationwide outreach of the objectives of the collaboration.

“The collaboration among the two foremost organizations will adopt robust engagements with stakeholders while also initiating a system to monitor and publicize the campaign promises of the major political parties before and after the elections.

“Also the partnership will also be seeking to promote an issue-based electoral campaign and to observe and report electoral conduct to reflect the yearnings of citizens in the elections,” the statement noted.

Mr. Rafsanjani added that part of what the partnership intends to address includes issues such as election violence and thuggery, vote-buying, and voter harassment.

Other issues, according to the statement, included intimidation by security officials and government officials and also to closely monitor the e-electoral process to avoid any anomaly in the elections.

“In achieving the set objectives, TMG will be adopting the following approaches, documenting and publicizing election promises of candidates and political parties, training the trainer’s workshop for TMG members across the country in Abuja, and supporting the electoral debates for select parties at the state and national levels,” the statement added.

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