- Nigerians have been told not to worry about the 2023 general elections because it is gong to be one of the best in the country
- This is the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission's director of Voter Education and Publicity, Victor Aluko
- According to him, the electoral umpire is making it easy for anybody in the world with access to the election portal to monitor it
In what many Nigerians will describe as thrilling, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared its readiness to conduct the 2023 general elections.
According to the electoral umpire, it has prepared to ensure that the 2023 general election is the best in Nigeria’s history.
Going further, he said with the infracstruture put in place, any person anywhere in the world with access to the INEC portal can monitor the results of the polls in different wards across the country.
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“And we have democratized the portal in such a way that anybody anywhere in the world who links up to that portal, can see results as they are coming, local government by local government. So, at the end of the day, you can even know the result before the candidate is declared.
“And we believe that with what we’ve put in put in place, we are set for the best election this country will ever witness in our history.”
Tension as suspected thugs set fire on INEC office in southwest state
The incident was said to have occurred around midnight on Wednesday, November 9.
It was gathered that the thugs jumped the fence of the commission's building and set fire to it from the back.
132,673 PVCs: INEC speaks on 2023 elections in top southeast state, expresses fear
In another report, INEC expressed concern over the volume of unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Anambra state.
Legit's regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, reports that the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Queen Agwu, during a stakeholders meeting at its headquarters in Awka, on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, announced that as much as 132,673 PVCs are yet to be claimed by their owners across the 21 council areas of the state.
She promised that the commission's offices will be open across the 21 LGAs of Anambra State, even on Saturdays and Sundays, to enable eligible voters to claim their voters cards. She encouraged voters, who have not collected their PVCs to pick theirs; while a new batch of PVCs from the recent voter registration exercise is still being expected.