- The experience from the Anambra election is an indication of the difficulties that might affect the conduct of the 2023 elections
- Centre for Democracy and Development made this known in its final report on the Anambra election, released on Friday, November 12
- The civil society organisation also raised concerns about the glitches experienced in the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS)
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a civil society organisation has opened up on the challenges may affect the conduct of the country's next general elections scheduled for 2023.
The Punch reports that the CSO explained that the experience of the Anambra governorship election is an indication of the difficulties that might impact the poll.
In its report on the governorship election released on Friday, November 12, the organisation highlight challenges such as insecuritty and glitches with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System.
CDD also pointed out that fake news and fear of federal government might could be blamed for the voter apathy that was witnessed in Anambra, The Cable added.
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The organisation recommended that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid inconclusive elections. CDD went on to stress that this dampens the confidence of voters in the electoral process.
The federal government was also urged to take urgent measures to address the worsening insecurity ahead of the elections.
Anambra governorship election: CSOs score NSCDC high on conduct during polls
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a coalition of civil society and non-governmental organisations commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and its leadership for the professional conduct of its officers and men deployed to Anambra for governorship election in the state on Saturday, November 6.
The coalition under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Accountability, noted that officers and men of the NSCDC engaged with voters, other security agents, and citizens in the state with dignity, mutual respect, and proficiency.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, November 7, the spokesperson for the coalition, Comrade Sunday Attah, particularly commended the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, for his top-to-bottom exemplary leadership style.
2023: INEC releases stunning revelation, says N100bn not enough to conduct polls
Meanwhile, Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, November 5, spoke about the conduct of the 2023 general election.
He said the N100 billion earmarked for the conduct of 2023 general elections in next year’s budget estimates is grossly inadequate.
Yakubu disclosed this when he appeared before the Senate committee on INEC to defend the commission’s 2022 budget estimates.