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Insecurity can Truncate 2023 Polls – Jega Warns

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A former National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, Thursday raised the alarm that the prevailing security challenges in the country may negatively affect the forthcoming general election in 2023.

Jega, who served as INEC Chairman during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan, sounded the alarm in Ibadan, while delivering the lead paper at the 4th round table with the theme, ‘Election Security and Good Governance in Nigeria’, to mark the 72nd posthumous birthday of former Oyo State governor, late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Present at the ceremony were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Ajimobi’s wife, Florence Ajimobi; Deputy Governors of Oyo and Osun States, Rauf Olaniyan and Mr. Benedict Alabi; Senator Ayo Adeseun who represented Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, among many other dignitaries.

Jega insisted that there is increased apprehension as Nigerians approach 2023 general election, adding that this may pose a serious danger to the conduct of the 2023 elections.

The professor of Political Science, while speaking further, noted that to avoid security breaches during the future elections, there must be an improvement in the security arrangements in the country. Continue Reading

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