In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has urged security agencies to maintain the same level of professionalism during the governorship election in Anambra State for the 2023 general elections.
This was reportedly stated by INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during the commission’s meeting with an Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security which took place in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, “On behalf of INEC, let me seize this opportunity to commend the professionalism of the security agencies without which the peaceful conduct of the election would not have been possible.”
He affirmed, “I am confident that the standard of professional conduct displayed by INEC officials and the security agencies in the Edo, Ondo, and Anambra governorship elections will be maintained in all forthcoming polls, including the 2023 general election.”
He maintained, “Our responsibility is to protect the process to guarantee its integrity while leaving the outcome of the election for voters to determine.”
While commenting on the Continuous Voter Registration exercise, the chairman stated, “At the same time, we are mindful of the imperative of securing the process, especially the lives of registrants and our personnel. We will not put the lives of Nigerians and our registration officials at risk. For this reason, this meeting will review the security situation with a view to achieving our ultimate goal of activating 2,673 registration centres nationwide.”