2023: INEC to Engage Abdulsalami, Bishop Kukah? Fresh Details Emerge

2023: INEC to Engage Abdulsalami, Bishop Kukah? Fresh Details Emerge

  • INEC has disclosed the need to consult with the former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Bishop Mathew Kukah
  • The chairman of the electoral body, Mahmoud Yakubu, said Abubakar's national peace committee has been championing peaceful electioneering over the years
  • Yakubu noted that the consultation will be done before the official commencement of political campaigns, which is slated for September 28

Ikeja, Lagos - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed a consultation move to meet with the National Peace Committee (NPC) before the commencement of political campaigns for the 2023 general elections.

The committee, which is headed by the former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has been championing peaceful elections by ensuring candidates and political parties sign a peace accord on its platform, The Nation reported.

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The electoral body noted that next year’s election is a huge task, and adequate consultations with stakeholders are required.

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The commission's chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, also hinted that the electoral umpire will organise electoral logistics with logisticians, security agencies, labour unions and other critical stakeholders.

Mahmoud spoke in Lagos on Wednesday, September 14, during a retreat on the Ekiti and Osun off-cycle governorship elections.

2023: List of local governments where elections might not hold due to insecurity

Legit.ng earlier reported that no fewer than 40 local governments have been heavily attacked in some states in Nigeria, and elections might not hold in these local governments due to insecurity.

Some of the most affected states are Kaduna, Zamfara, Imo, Niger and Sokoto as terrorists, bandits and the so-called unknown gunmen's activities are intensified in some LGAs of these states.

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However, the government is doing everything to curb the activities of the non-state actor, but as things, if there is no end to the insecurity in these LGA, elections might not hold.

INEC takes final decision on staff who sworn to an affidavit in favour of Lawan

INEC has disowned an unnamed staff who has reportedly sworn an affidavit on the crisis at the Yobe North senatorial district

The commission's spokesperson, Festus Okoye, reiterated the position of INEC that the report of its monitoring team remains valid and determines its decision

The APC has submitted the name of the senate president, Ahmed Lawan in which Bashir Machina was announced the winner of the primary, but the court document showed that the staff confirmed another primary was conducted, and Lawan won

Source: Legit.ng

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