Former INEC Chairman Jega Reveals Biggest Danger to 2023 Election
- Whilst the INEC maintained the 2023 general election will not be postponed or cancelled, Nigerians are worried about the outcome
- This is at the scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel price hike has continued to pose a big threat to the survival of the people and in turn, questioning the effort of the government so far
- However, the former INEC chairman in his opinion on the 2023 election, revealed the biggest threats to the poll
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A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has dropped his two cents regarding the 2023 general election.
According to a report by The Punch Jega identified politicians and voters as the biggest threats to the success of the February 25 and March 11 general elections.
Jega expresses fear for 2023 election
He said this on Tuesday, February 8th, 2023, in Abuja while delivering a keynote at the public sensitisation on peaceful co-existence and the need to have hitch-free elections, organised by the Abuja National Mosque Da’awah and Welfare Foundation (ANMDWF).
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Jega noted that while politicians have the mindset to achieve victory at all costs, win elections and see electoral contests as a “do-or-die” affair, the electorate, even if they register, hardly make efforts to vote.
According to him, it had been generally acknowledged both at home and in the diaspora that the 2023 general elections were the most consequential elections to be held, Daily Trust report added.
“As their impunity has remained unchecked, so have their criminal and fraudulent predispositions increased. This may constitute the major challenge to the 2023 general elections,” he said.
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Streams of supporters storm CBN, back Emefiele, Buhari over Naira Redesign Policy
Meanwhile, amid the ongoing exchanges over the CBN's decision to implement the deadline for the old naira notes, concerned Nigerians under the aegis of the Pro Nigeria Group (PNG) trooped out in their numbers to back the policy.
According to our Legit.ng's regional reporter, who was present at the protest, many were seen carrying placards with inscriptions backing President Muhammadu Buhari and the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Speaking to pressmen before commencing their advocacy, the PNG convener, Isaac Balami, said the essence of the exercise was to support the CBN and President Buhari over the new monetary decision to redesign the naira.
Atiku, Tinubu, Obi: El-Rufai reveals presidential candidates who “are a joke”, says why
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state posited that some presidential candidates in the 2023 election are nothing but "a joke".
El-Rufai made the position while appearing on the Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, February 1.
Some of the leading presidential candidates in the 2023 election are Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congres (APC), his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party's Peter Obi.