INEC reassures that 2023 general elections will hold as scheduled despite fuel and cash scarcities
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 8, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has reassured the 2023 general elections will hold as scheduled despite fuel and cash scarcities.
Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, gave the reassurance while speaking to State House Correspondents, after briefing the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today.
He said the Commission has sorted out the challenges initially posed by the scarcities. Various stakeholders expressed concerns over the capacity of the INEC to pull the elections through as planned, citing the current distribution of petroleum products and the redesigned naira notes.
However, speaking to journalists after meeting with the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Yakubu explained that the briefing was statutory and a follow up meeting with the Council of State slated for Friday, February 10.