Mr. Jake Epelle, CEO/ Founder The Albino Foundation & Convener, Disability Inclusion Nigeria; alongside other CSOs at the Press Conference on Petition of Nominating Mrs. Lauretta Onochie as National Commissioner to INEC on 23rd June, 2021 at Hilton.
Mr. Epelle in his remark stated the need to “Observe the principle of diversity and gender inclusivity in nominating candidates who are non-partisan and competent as INEC National Commissioners”.
However, the summary of collective remarks from the other CSOs was on the importance of “choosing a person of integrity to be a nominee for the position of INEC National Commissioner as required by the Constitution. One who’s Loyalty and Commitment will be dedicated to Nigeria”.
These CSOs are; YIAGA, Africa Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa (PAACA), International Press Centre (IPC), Institute for Media and Society (IMS), The Albino Foundation, Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD), Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), Civil Society Legislative, Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), CLEEN Foundation.