The Federal government has assured Nigerians that the 2023 General elections will hold as planned.
Recall that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Yakubu Mahmoud, raised alarm over the spate of insecurity across the country and said that this might affect the 2023 polls as the commission may cancel or postpone them. Read here.
Reacting to this, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Tuesday, January 10, said the 2023 elections will be held as planned. Speaking at the 17th edition of the scorecard of the Buhari administration, the minister said;
“Let me use this opportunity to respond to inquiries from the media over a widely-circulated report, credited to an INEC official that the 2023 general elections face a serious threat of cancellation due to insecurity.
The position of the Federal Government remains that the 2023 elections will be held as planned. Nothing has happened to change that position. We are aware that INEC is working wth the security agencies to ensure that the elections are successfully held across the country.
The security agencies have also continued to assure Nigerians that they are working tirelessly to ensure that the elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, there is no cause for alarm.”