A leading Nigerian Civil Society Organization (CSO), Connected Development [CODE] has been granted Observer Accreditation status in the State of Colorado for the upcoming November 8th US 2016 Presidential elections.
The participants constituting of young people are expected to join other observers in the United States to ensure a credible and transparent polls in the coming elections.
In 2015 general elections, CODE used citizen’s observers to play a critical role in enhancing the credibility and integrity of the election.
The Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal has expressed his excitement over this development, adding that it will encourage young minds to be more proactive in relevant affairs that affect the country at large.
“At CODE, we believe that youth participation in elections is very vital and relevant in democratic transition and it is only right that the country’s development and awareness should be raised on that in fostering transparency and democratic governance”, he said.
Mr Hamzat, said that observing the US presidential elections from a youth perspective and publicizing the reports, will highlight youth issues of democratic engagement, engage young minds in active democratic processes and will also offer professional experience to other young observers.