2023 Election: Independent National Electoral Commission Laments Growing Incendiary Comments By Political Parties

Written by on October 28, 2022

Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, has said it does not have the power to force any candidate contesting in an election to attend a debate, adding that the debates are democratic rights that can’t be forced on any candidate.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who stated these on Thursday during the quarterly consultative meeting with media executives in Abuja, said INEC will print about five hundred million ballot papers for the over ninety-three million voters that will participate in the 2023 poll.

Yakubu lamented the growing resort to incendiary comments and violence by parties, adding that the establishment of the Electoral Offence Commission will help to curtail the menace.

Speaking on election logistics, the INEC chairman said that one point four million ad-hoc staff will be required to successfully prosecute the elections.


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