Why 2023 election may not hold – Ex-Afenifere Secretary


Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the immediate past National Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Sehinde Arogbofa, has expressed doubts that the poll would hold.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that citing “growing and unabating insecurity”, Arogbofa stated that he ‘doesn’t see Nigeria holding a free and successful election’.

He told Vanguard in a recent interview: “In some areas kidnappers and bandits have walked in and taken people away.

“If security is improving the issue of Amotekun would not have risen. It was as a result of escalating insecurity that Amotekun and some other security outfits in like manner came into existence, nearly all over the country.

“We remember with fear the Kaduna train kidnap saga. What about the Kuje prison outbreak? Look at the Owo Church broad day massacre.

“They are all worse indications.

“Honestly, unless the President (Muhammadu Buhari) can summon the right political will to deal with the situation, and such right signals can be picked by all concerned, the security officers inclusive, I can’t see Nigeria holding a free and successful election under the growing and unabating insecurity on the land.”

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