INEC Chairman speaks on insecurity, attacks on facilities ahead of 2023 polls
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Nigeria, Jan. 17 -- Despite multiple security challenges and repeated attacks on its facilities, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is prepared to continue with the elections.
Since 2019, INEC facilities across the country have been attacked over 50 times and its officials and security personnel injured and killed in some cases, the INEC Chairman said when he spoke at the Chatham House on Tuesday.
"The 2022 attacks constitute the deepest concerns for the Commission," he said. "This is so not only because they are increasingly happening closer to the general election, but also because some of them seem to be coordinated."
Mr Yakubu said while violence and threat of v...
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