The Center for the Defense of Transparency says the attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission pose a major threat to the 2023 general election.
Programs and Communications Manager, CTA, Mr. MacDonald Ekemezie, had this to say when briefing journalists in Abuja.
Ekemezie said security agencies need to up their game to deal with the continued attacks on INEC facilities.
“With less than three months to go until the general election, security agencies must up their game by gathering intelligence if voting is to go smoothly.
“The 2023 elections will be held nationwide on February 25, 2023 for the presidency and the National Assembly, the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections will be held in March 2023.
“INEC must be aware that the world is watching us. We strongly condemn the ugly and alarming trend of burning INEC offices and materials in recent times.
“This dangerous and criminal act, if left unchecked, could pose a grave danger to the 2023 general election,” he said.
Ekemezie described the attacks as arson, unpatriotic and wondered why some people have become enemies of Nigeria’s democracy, peace and common sense.
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