Breaking: INEC considers cancelling general Election over insecurity

The forthcoming election in Nigeria faces serious threat of cancellation should the insecurity across the country fails to improve.
The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission professor Mahmood Yakubu raised the alarm at the validation of election security training resources held in Abuja on Monday.
He lamented the rising security situation across the country and its impact on the 2023 general elections.

Yakubu, represented by the Chairman, Board of Electoral Institute, Abdullahi Zuru, explained that “if the insecurity is not monitored and dealt with decisively, it could ultimately culminate in the cancellation and/or postponement of elections in sufficient constituencies to hinder declaration of election results and precipitate constitutional crisis.”

The commission, however, assured Nigerians that it would not leave anything to chance in ensuring that intensive and extensive security are provided for election personnel, materials and processes

“We all appreciate the fact that election security is vital to democratic consolidation through provision of enabling environment for the conduct of free, fair, credible and inclusive elections and thus strengthening the electoral process.

“This is particularly significant to the commission given the current insecurity challenges in various parts of the country and the fact that the National Youth Service Corps members constitute the core of the polling unit election officials, ‘ Professor Yakubu stated.

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