The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed its determination to proceed with the conduct of the 2023 general election.
This comes two days after it expressed fears about the wave of general insecurity across the country.
Presenting the register of voters to chairmen and secretaries of Nigeria’s 18 registered political parties on Wednesday in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission has been motivated by assurances by Nigeria’s defence, security and intelligence architecture that it would ensure a conducive environment for the polls.
Consequently, the electoral umpire said it has commenced the airlift of sensitive and non-sensitive materials to states.
Yakubu noted that with just 44 days to the General Election, and with the presentation of the register of voters to political parties, the Commission has now successfully implemented 11 out of the 14 activities on the timetable and schedule for the polls.
According to him, the implementation of other activities has proceeded in earnest.