2023: INEC Raises Concern Over Security Threats Ahead Of General Elections: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised alarm about the security challenges in the country ahead of the 2023 general choices.
With about nine months to the pates, it, still, palliated fears that the election might not hold due to security challenge.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the reflections on Friday in Abuja at the alternate daily meeting of theInter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).
He believes there’s enough time for the security agencies to address the situation to insure people go to their colorful polling units without enterprises over their safety.
Although the INEC chief admitted that the present situation was enough to be upset about, he was confident that the challenge would be brought under control to allow for Nigeria general election.
The overall security circumstance in the nation and its effect on the discretionary interaction is a wellspring of worry to the commission, INEC Boss says
Still, we’re confident that with nine months to the 2023 general election, there’s enough time to respond to the security challenges and secure the nation for choices to take place civil.
The schedule for the election has also been released. Let us not stay until a many weeks to the election before we realise that time isn’t on our side and begin to seek for extension of timelines. The time to act is now.
We wish to assure the security agencies that we will continue to work cooperatively with you to insure the success of all forthcoming choices and electoral conditioning.
According to Yakubu, the commission is also preparing for two off- cycle governorship choices in Ekiti State (June 18) and Osun State (July 16).
He added that it has pending bye- election in 18 constituencies across the country comprising three senatorial sections, one civil constituency, and 14 state constituencies.
The INEC master stated that as political parties end their primaries on June 3 with campaigners arising, juggernauts in public by political parties
Would commence civil as handed by the schedule for the election, in line with the provision of the 1999 Constitution.
As a result, he said the electoral arbiter and security agencies have their work easily cut out,
We’ve assigned our Resident Electoral Officers (RECs) to give introductory data on areas of security challenges in their countries, including citizens living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, he said.
“ Our idea is to gather the data as a base for farther engagement with the security agencies, as well as contriving the good way to give electoral services to all Nigerians under all circumstances.