By Richard Abu
A good governance advocacy group, Reformation Movement of Nigeria (RMN), has unveiled plans to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards achieving free and fair elections in 2019.
At its executive meeting in Abuja where RMN inaugurated a new Board of Trustees (BoT) headed by Mr. Shola Adesoye (chairman), Alhaji Lanre Adesina (deputy chairman) and Dr. Kingsley Udeh (secretary), it resolved to work with INEC to ensure the transparency of the electoral process
RMN National President, Comrade Shomuji Olujimi, said that the group focuses on good governance, intellectual advocacy, capacity building, empowerment and training, education, adding that it has branches in several states of the federation, including Germany and the United States of America.
Olujimi said that “to consolidate on the RMN, we intend to approach INEC as one of the national observer groups in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Considering our tentacles across all the six geopolitical zones of the country, we are hopeful that this will be achieved”, he stated.
In his opening remark, Adesoye said that RMN is an idea whose time has come and charged its members to pursue and actualise its mission.
Adesoye said that the group “is a socio-ideological group made up of passionate youths who will be a catalyst for mobilising other young Nigerians towards unity, cooperation, development, rule of law, employment, law and order, Justice, integration, peace, security, stability and general well-being of the people”.
He emphasized the need for RMN to raise good “leaders who combine knowledge, competence, skills and ability to achieve results; leaders who do not only have vision but who can communicate that vision to Nigerians in a way that can get followers involved.”