The persistent attacks on the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, constitute a threat to the 2023 elections.

Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman of the electoral umpire, warned that the series of attacks on INEC offices ahead of the polls, may compromise the elections if not checked.

Hoodlums have lately attacked INEC offices in Imo, Enugu, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo and Bayelsa States.

“The attacks have far reaching implications on preparation for the general election.

“First, the facilities that are destroyed, especially offices, would take time to rebuild” Yakubu told the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee Investigating the Attacks on offices and facilities of INEC in Abuja.

He stated “Should such attacks continue at the pace at which they are happening at the moment, the Commission may find it increasingly difficult to recover in good time for the election

“If it is about stopping the attacks, yes we can recover, but if the attacks continue, it would be very difficult for the Commission to recover” he said


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