By Naomi Sharang, Abuja.
The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) says attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pose a great threat to the 2023 general elections.
Mr MacDonald Ekemezie, the Programmes and Communications Manager, CTA, said this during his interaction with journalists in Abuja.
Ekemezie said that the security agencies must up their game to bridle the continuous attacks on INEC facilities.
“With less than three months to the general elections, security agencies must up their game by way of intelligence gathering, if the polls must hold unhindered.
“The 2023 elections will hold across the country on Feb. 25, 2023 for the Presidential and National Assembly, the Governorship and States House of Assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023.
“INEC should be conscious that the world is watching us. We condemn, in strong terms, the ugly and alarming trend of burning INEC offices and materials in recent times.
“This dangerous and criminal act if unchecked could pose a grave danger to the 2023 general elections,” he said.
Ekemezie described the attacks as acts of arsons and unpatriotic, while wondering why some people had constituted themselves into enemies of Nigeria’s democracy, peace and common sense.