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Leadership and Electoral Advocacy

LEADERSHIP AND ELECTORAL ADVOCACY
‘We support young leaders across progressive leadership and political platforms that promote community development and inclusive prosperity. This support extends from pre-election to post election litigation if need be, in our bid to promote equity, inclusiveness and fairness in the African political spectrum

Leadership

Our support is underpinned by their adoption of certain people and community development programmes/ sustainable development goals identified and adopted by the United Nations and the African Union in several fora as key sectors for comprehensive growth and economic transformation. These  include a minimum percentage of public spending budget allocation to cover the following development areas:

  1. 15% on Education – UN requirement.
  2. 15% on Healthcare – AU declaration in Abuja, 2001
  3. 10% on Agriculture – AU declaration in Maputo, 2003
  4. 1% on Research and Development – AU declaration in Khartoum, 2006
  5. 2% on Information Technology and Internet penetration – ALERT Africa, 2020. 

Electoral Advocacy

We are currently advising some governments and several presidential candidates across the African continent, all of whom have pledged to uphold and adopt, upon resumption of office, the above mentioned development ideals.  On the violation of fundamental human rights, we have commenced on presenting an election related case at the International Criminal Court. This event took place during the just concluded 2019 gubernatorial elections in Nigeria. In this instance, a gubernatorial candidate of a political party in Nigeria, Mr. Iboro Otu, was illegally excluded from the election petition tribunal in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. Mr. Iboro Otu has exhausted all judicial processes in Nigeria without fair hearing to his case. He is challenging the violation of both his fundamental human rights and that of his constituents at the ICC.

We are also facilitating closer socio-political and socio-economic ties between the African diaspora and Africa, with people and community development at its core. Through direct remittances, the diaspora contributes 10% to Africa’s GDP,  this economic contribution can be transformed into politician gains. We have strategies for achieving these