Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it won’t relent in its determination to prevent vote-buying in 2023 general election.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this at a day stakeholders’ summit on addressing the influence of money in the 2023 general election in Abuja.
Yakubu said that as a commission, INEC harboured no illusion that it was going to be easy to root out the negative influence of money on election, saying however that it was determined to tackle it.
He stated that, today’s initiative will not go down well with people who may not be committed to the growth of Nigeria’s electoral system and the consolidation of its democracy.
However, Yakubu reiterated his loyalty is to Nigeria and Nigerians, committing to working with the collaborating agencies to see that this initiative succeeds in the 2023 general election and beyond.