Citizens Reclaiming the Politics of Reform by Making Elections an Accountability Platform

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G-Watch’s Making Elections an Accountability Platform (MEAP) aims to enable the accountability function of the electoral exercise, crucial in today’s context to avert democratic rollback and reclaim the politics of reform. This narrative report details the key accountability messages obtained from the participants of the citizenship education sessions.

There is a strong conviction among the participants of MEAP sessions to consider platform and performance of candidates in determining who to vote. However, aside from the problem of money politics and patronage, the challenge of accessing useful and accurate information has been raised as a critical issue. Participants recognize the need for further organizing and collective citizen action to make elections an accountability platform and advance reforms beyond elections.