Attack on our offices will not stop 2023 elections – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the recent attacks on its offices will not prevent the general election from taking place in 2023.

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, made this known on Monday when he received a delegation from the African Union special pre-election political mission in Abuja.

INEC offices in Osun, Ogun, and Ebonyi have recently been set on fire, destroying thousands of permanent voter cards (PVCs), ballot boxes, and other election materials.

Yakubu said INEC may suffer hitches , but it is better prepared for the 2023 general election.

“We are required to proceed in the manner that the law requires us to do using the deployment of technology for the purpose of accreditation and uploading of polling unit level result from the PU on election day for transparency,” he said.

“The good thing is that since we started this process, we hear less and less of litigation arising from the conduct of elections by the commission.

“Now, we have more litigations arising from the conduct of primaries by political parties rather than the main election conducted by the commission.”

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