Insecurity: 2023 Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has allayed fears that the 2023 elections could be rescheduled over rising insecurity across the country.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, dismissed the concerns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that security challenges across the country could lead to the cancellation or postponement of the elections scheduled on February 25 and March 11 2023.

The minister said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 17th edition of the PMB scorecard series (2015-2023).

Mohammed stated that  INEC was working with security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the elections, insisting there was no cause for alarm.

He said, “Let me seize this opportunity to respond to inquiries from the media over a widely-circulated report credited to an INEC official, that the 2023 general election faces a serious threat of cancellation due to insecurity. The position of the Federal Government remains that the 2023 elections will be held as planned. Nothing has happened to change that position. We are aware that INEC is working with security agencies to ensure that the elections are successfully held across the country.

“The security agencies have also continued to assure Nigerians that they are working tirelessly to ensure that the elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, there is no cause for alarm.”


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