IFIEON Holds One Day Intensive Training For Hooks Staff In Ebonyi

From Maxwell Okehukwu,

As the general Election for 2023, left with few days for Nigerians to go to pull, The forum of  Independent  Election Observers  of Nigeria ,  (IFIEON)Ebonyi State  in their usual manner has organised one day  intensive training for their a hook staffs in the 13 Local Government  Areas of Ebonyi State for an effective observation and proper   Informations  during and after the  general Elections.

The training  took place at Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers Council Hall, 1, Onwe  road Abakaliki, the state capital, which Involved a team of NGos and CSOs  in the State.

Security chiefs were also invited to provide security intelligent training and  Orientation to the participants on the acceptable ways of observing and proper monitoring during the voting exercise.

The National president IFIEON, Chief Lazarus Nwachukwu, on his  opening speech,  expresses great Joy and high sense of patriotism and his profoundness in welcoming both the participants and the CSOs personals  Present in the training exercise.

He Said, the purpose of the training was to enable the forum make a good developments in the nation's Democracy and good practices during and after the 2023 general  Election in promoting peace and unity in the Country.

He added that the forum first kicked off operation show your Pvcs in the 13 Local Government Areas of Ebonyi  State in 2022, advocated the needs for the eligible voters who has registered to go to INEC and collect their PVCs to enabling them vote  for the  persons of their choice during the Election.
He also disclosed that PVC plays an active roles in promoting Nations democracy and peaceful participation in the Electoral process, during and after Election in the country.

Chief Nwachukwu in other hands made the Observers and hook staff to understand that they are the nation's Nationalists, and should use every possible means by following the INEC  guidelines  and to live above board while discharging their duty at the polls.

Those Invited include the Security in the state, were the Representative of Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC)
Commissioner of police, Ebonyi State.
Commandant of NSCDC, Ebonyi State.
Commander, Nkwegu Military Cantun ment,Ebonyi State.
 the National officials forum of Independent Election Observers of Nigeria. Abuja.
And Election Observer training team.

Some of the trained participants Comrade Mathew Mkwuda , from Abakaliki Local government council in the State, while speaking with Newsmen, said that the training has impacted more knowledge to him and Commended the forum for coming up with such training stressing that the training has better equipped them for the exercise ahead.

He also requested the Security chiefs to advice their men, who sometimes harrasses them while carrying out their assignment during to refrain from such act.  

The  Assistant Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp  Ebonyi State  Command,  Dr. Mrs. Benedicta  Kelechi Onyeogu, who represented the State Commandant Engr  Felix Bulade, while speaking with Newsmen shortly after the training , advised the participant to make sure to create peace and know why they are there, in order  not fall into the hands of hoodlums or being highjack by hoodlums who will harm them, also  
To make sure that they keenly Observe very well in order to report correctly to the appropriate Authority that sent them 

She also in reactions to the participant's complaint of harraaement by security operatives  while carrying out their legitimate assignment, advised them to always arm themselves with proper means of identification.

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