How insecurity will affect 2023 election – INEC

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that Nigeria’s lingering security crisis is a concern for the Commission.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Yakubu spoke recently at an event organised by the National Endowment for Democracy and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems at the NED Headquarters, Washington, USA.

“The first concern is the perennial issue of insecurity in different parts of the country, compounded by the traditional issues of thuggery during elections organized by some of the political actors,” the INEC boss said.

“I say it is a perennial issue because, at the end of the day, it is nothing new.

“However, the dimension of the insecurity is concerning in the sense that in the past, it was localized or confined to a particular part of the country, the northeast. But now, it is more widespread and we are keeping our eyes, particularly on the northwest and the southeastern parts of the country.’’

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