Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday, warned that the 2023 general election might be jeopardized if the spate of attacks on its facilities across the country is not checked
Yakubu raised the alarm while speaking at a public hearing by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating attacks on INEC offices and facilities across the country
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, while declaring the hearing open, said the House of Representatives was disturbed by the systematically orchestrated attacks, not only because it poses a threat to INEC’s capacity to conduct the 2023 general election, but also because it is an attack on democratic governance and the perpetrators of these attacks are enemies.
“it is on this basis that the House of Representatives not only unequivocally condemned these nefarious attacks but also resolved to set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incessant attacks on INEC facilities. We are indeed hopeful that at the end of this investigation, the Committee would be able to come up with far-reaching recommendations that will not only bring an end to these unfortunate attacks on our democracy but also ensure that the perpetrators of the nefarious acts will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Gbajabiamila said.