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Political Participation | Human Rights | Peace & Security | Gender

Democratic governance in Nigeria since the return of civilian administration is still plagued with many challenges. These have manifested in both the system and institutions of democratic governance. In some views, poor democratic governance has facilitated emergence of ethnic militias as people seek to defend and protect themselves. The electoral processes have been marred with irregularities, thuggery and huge financing. Ethnic divergence and divisions have become more glaring in the democratic regimes with arms proliferation and corruption fueling large scale insecurity and attendant negative consequences. Government policies are slow or ineffective while delivery of basic social amenities is compromised. Challenges of self-autonomy, agitations for resource control, ethnic and religion have further divided the citizens as society has become polarized. CLHEI therefore, aspire to engage government to be more open, transparent and accountable to the citizenry irrespective of tribe, ethnic, religion or political party affiliation, focus will also be on processes, execution and monitoring of budgets at all levels of government. Interventions will be made around the electoral process with observation and monitoring of the sacred process that gives birth to political office holders. Government will be further engaged with a view to enhance the process and systems that proclaim people -oriented policies while same will be adequately monitored.