How Incessant Attacks Threaten 2023 Elections

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, said the series of attacks on the commission’s facilities may undermine its capacity to organize elections and negatively impact the country’s electoral processes.

Yakubu made the remark during an emergency meeting with resident electoral commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Yakubu’s worry emanates from a series of accidental and coordinated fire outbreaks on INEC’s facilities across the country, dating back to 2019, even before the general elections of that year.

Over time, a number of INEC offices around the country have been destroyed, with critical infrastructures affected, thereby stretching the commission’s capacity to manage elections.

The unceasing attacks and the possibility of continuing means that the commission is put on the edge, especially if critical tools like the electoral register and card readers are affected.

Read More: https://dailytrust.com/how-incessant-attacks-threaten-2023-elections