The Coalition of Eastern Human Rights and Prodemocracy Activists (CEHRAPA), the umbrella body of civil society organisation leaders and activists of South East extraction, has announced its nomination of delegates for the planned national conference.
The group in a statement signed by Kingsley Binitie, Senior Communication Officer, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), said, “It did so to ensure it has a good representation at the forthcoming National Conference”.
According to the group’s National Coordinator, Benedict Ezeagu, the nominees are: former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, (Anambra State); Dr. Uju Agomoh, (Abia State); Eze Onyekpere, (Imo State); and the executive director, Civil Liberties Organisation, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ezike, (Enugu State).
Ezeagu noted that the representatives were selected by civil society organisations from the South East zone at a meeting held on February 15, 2014 at the Christian Retreat Centre, 22 Forest Crescent, Enugu, specifically convened for the purpose of selecting the delegates.
“The meeting was attended by over 40 civil society organisations represented by their leaders. The criteria considered in selecting the representatives include competence and knowledge of the issues, integrity, spread, gender and willingness to serve.
“Each of the above named nominees has a minimum of 20 years’ experience in civil society work in Nigeria and considerable international experiences in the field of human rights, security, justice and development”, he declared.
Ezeagu added that his organisation and the nominees have developed strategies to collate the views of all civil society groups and other relevant stakeholders in the South East to be presented at the conference.