Thursday , August 11 2022

Why 2023 Elections May Not Hold – Jega

Attahiru Jega, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, says the state of insecurity in Nigeria may affect the conduct of 2023 general election.

He warned that the 2023 general elections may not hold if the current security challenge is not contained immediately.

Jega made this known at an event in honour of the late former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi in Ibadan on Thursday.

According to him: “Unless elections are conducted in an environment that is peaceful and secure, its integrity and even the legitimacy of the outcome of that election will be questioned.

“As we look forward to the 2023 general elections, there is increasing apprehension that the pervasive insecurity situation in the country may present a formidable obstacle 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.”

 

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