Pro-democracy groups and lawmakers will hold a signature campaign in June calling for a universal franchise election for the Chief Executive next year. Convenor of the campaign and unionist lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung said the public would be asked to sign to support returning the top post by their own votes, instead of via the 800-member Election Committee. Activities would also be held to draw the public's attention to the small-circle election. 'The Government insists that the Basic Law stipulated that the pace of democracy has wide public support; we want to prove they are wrong,' he said. Mr Leung accused Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa of being ignorant about public concerns and snubbing the Legislative Council. 'He is not accountable to the Hong Kong people at all,' he said. The campaign is supported by the Democratic Party, The Frontier, pro-democracy unions of workers, teachers and students, and human rights and religious groups. 'Even if Mr Tung returns the seat uncontested, our campaign will force him to be more accountable,' Mr Leung said. The alliance has not discussed whether it will field its own candidate for the election. 'Many of us are unhappy with the system and don't think we should participate,' he said. The Chief Executive Bill, now under scrutiny by the lawmaking body, requires 100 nominees for candidacy to the post.