The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued new warnings, stating that if insecurity in the country does not improve, the upcoming general election will be called off.
Its Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who expressed his concerns, also warned that canceling and/or postponing elections in sufficient constituencies due to the prevailing security situation in the areas would not only impede the declaration of election results but would also precipitate a constitutional crisis.
Yakubu delivered remarks at the validation of election security training resources in Abuja on Monday, represented by the Chairman of the Board of Electoral Institute (BEI), Abdullahi Abdu Zuru.
The head of the electoral commission, on the other hand, assured that the commission is not leaving anything to chance in providing intensive and extensive security.
The chief electoral umpire, on the other hand, assured that the commission is taking no chances in providing intensive and extensive security for election personnel, materials, and processes.
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“We all recognize that Election Security is critical to democratic consolidation by creating an enabling environment for the conduct of free, fair, credible, and inclusive elections, thereby strengthening the electoral process,” he said.
“As a result, in preparing for the 2023 general elections, the commission is leaving nothing to chance by ensuring that intensive and extensive security is provided for election personnel, materials, and processes.
“This is especially significant to the commission given the current insecurity challenges in various parts of the country, as well as the fact that National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members are a part of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).” Read Here for Details