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Insecurity may prevent 2023 polls from holding

Insecurity may prevent 2023 polls from holding

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega has warned that the elevated insecurity witnessed throughout the nation would possibly cease the 2023 normal elections from holding. 

 

Delivering a keynote deal with on the fourth Abiola Ajimobi annual roundtable and the 72nd posthumous birthday of the previous governor of Oyo State, held on the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Jega mentioned the success of the election largely relies upon of safety. 

 

He mentioned; 

 

 “Unless elections are carried out in an surroundings that’s peaceable and safe, its integrity and even the legitimacy of the end result of that election shall be questioned.

“Security challenges undermine electoral integrity. It constrains or disrupts preparations and conduct of elections and it results in partial or completely illegitimate electoral outcomes.

“As we sit up for the 2023 normal elections, there may be rising apprehension that the pervasive insecurity scenario within the nation could current a formidable impediment if not an obstruction to that election.

“If not appropriately and effectively mitigated, security challenges would pose the most serious danger to the integrity of the election process if it evens allows the election to be conducted.”

 

Jega additionally disclosed that the 2007 normal election was thought to be probably the most flawed election within the nation as a result of safety brokers both labored at cross-purposes or labored for various masters.

 

 

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