Yesterday, The Independent National Electoral Commission came out to assure Nigerians that the series of attacks on it facilities on some part of the nation will not affect the credibility of the 2023 general election.
The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, gave this assurance yesterday. This was during his on the spot assessment of Abeokuta South Local Government Area office of the commission. This office was set ablaze by some unknown arsonist, recently.
Yakubu assured the people of Abeokuta South Local Government that this attacks will not hamper the credibility of the forthcoming election. He mentioned that none of them will be disenfranchised during the forthcoming elections. He stressed that all the 65,699 permanent Voters card that were destroyed in the fire will be reprinted. And they’ll be evenly distributed before the elections.
In his words, he said the following:
“The purpose of our visit to this office is to further access the extent of damage, to meet our staff, particularly in the place where they have relocated to in Oke-Ilewo, to boost their morale and to assure the people of Abeokuta South that despite this unfortunate incident, elections will hold in Abeokuta South in 2023.
“Whatever materials we have lost, the commission is making efforts to replace them. We lost 65,699 PVCs. We want to assure all those that have not collected their PVCs and may have been affected by the fire disaster that we are making plans to reprint the PVCs quickly and to bring them back to Abeokuta South for people to collect and vote.”