hairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has again guaranteed that the 2023 general election will hold as scheduled.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Prof Yakubu made the disclosure on Friday to a House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating attacks on INEC facilities.
According to the INEC Chairman, fifty (50) attacks have been meted on the commission’s facilities in 15 states between 2019 and 2022.
Giving a breakdown, Yakubu disclosed that the commission suffered 8 attacks in 2019; 22 in 2020; 12 in 2021 and 8 so far in 2022.
While calling on the security agencies to designate INEC facilities as a high priority, the INEC boss lamented that electoral offenders are hardly punished.
While guaranteeing that the 2023 general election will hold as scheduled, Yakubu appealed to the National Assembly to expedite action on establishing the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal.