A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Atahiru Jega, has expressed hope that Nigeria will conduct a credible election in 2023 in spite of the current challenges.
He stated this at a Colloquium in honour of a senior fellow of Center of Democracy Development (CDD), Adele Jinadu, to mark his 79th birthday celebration, themed/ “Adele Jinadu and Electoral Democracy in Nigeria: Knowledge Production and Praxis” organised by the Electoral Hub in Abuja.
The former INEC Boss also noted that inspite of increasing attacks on the facilities of the commission and violence recorded at political campaigns, he was optimistic of a credible election.
Also, Former INEC National Commissioner, Okey Ibeanu, said the 2023 election would be very important in defining the future of the country. He expressed optimism that the current happenings in the political space, especially the attacks on INEC facilities would not affect the conduct of the polls.
On his part, Adele Jinadu said there was need to take bold action to unlock the heavy fetters placed on democracy and devilment by the political class, the country’s party system, and the frightening loss of direction in pro-democracy civil organisations. Also,