If the attacks continue, it would be very difficult for the commission to recover


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has outlined the need to curb attacks on its offices across the country.

Appearing before the house of representatives ad hoc committee investigating attacks on the facilities of the commission on Friday, December 16, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the attacks might disrupt the 2023 election. 

“The attacks have far-reaching implications on preparation for the general election. Firstly, the facilities that are destroyed, especially offices, would take time to rebuild.

“The commission and security agencies must also continue to provide safety around the facilities, and as I said earlier, it may be very challenging, because the security agencies are also protecting all of us and other national assets.

“Now, we have to rebuild the facilities and our funds are overstretched by a number of factors. We cannot continue to replace and rebuild. And what is even more worrisome for us is the attack in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi…

Source: Linda Ikeji