2023 elections may not hold, Jega warns

Favour Johnson

The immediate past Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, said elections may not hold in Nigeria in 2023 if the problems of insecurity is not solved.

He spoke  during an event in honour of the late former Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi in Ibadan on Thursday.

The Former INEC Boss added that insecurity poses a serious and great threat to the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

He stressed that adequate security was the major way for a satisfying and acceptable election outcome.

According to Jega: “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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