The Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to succumb to threats by some elements who are afraid of losing to truncate the 2023 general elections.
INEC had on Monday raised the alarm over the rising security situation across the country and its impact on the 2023 general elections. It also said that the forthcoming election faces a serious threat of cancellation should the insecurity across the country fail to improve.
9News Nigeria observed that attacks on INEC offices nationwide by arsonists have risen within just a few weeks of the commencement of the 2023 elections. According to reports, miscreants have attacked INEC offices and staff over 42 times in the last three years.
Speaking with our correspondent, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, Chief Spokesperson of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LP-PCC) said some centrifugal forces are doing all they can to prevent the elections from taking place having realized that they will lose.
“We know that there are centrifugal forces who are against the state, especially those who know they cannot win elections. They are trying to make the country ungovernable so that it will be impossible for us to have free and fair elections”.
“Our strong warning to INEC is that it must not succumb to all these threats and attacks. It is targeted towards weakening their resolve to organize a free, fair, and credible election in 2023”.