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Why 2023 Polls May Not Hold-Jega




Prof. Attahiru Jega, the erstwhile Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has stated that increased insecurity witnessed across the country might stop the 2023 general elections from holding.

He stated this while delivering a keynote address at the fourth Abiola Ajimobi Annual Roundtable and the 72nd posthumous birthday of the former governor of Oyo State.

During the event that was held at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Jega said the success of the election largely depends on security.

He said;

 “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.

“Security challenges undermine electoral integrity. It constrains or disrupts preparations and conduct of elections and it leads to partial or totally illegitimate electoral outcomes.

“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.”


Jega also disclosed that the 2007 general election was regarded as the most flawed election in the country because security agents either worked at cross-purposes or worked for different masters.

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