The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said those who want the 2023 general elections shifted should perish the thought.
The Commission said it was constitutionally bound by its timetable,
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter
Education Committee, Festus Okoye, adding that postponing and or
suspending the 2023 general election are not options on the table.
He said INEC had conducted the Anambra Governorship election in the
context of challenging security conditions and Nigerians adjudged the
election as free, fair, credible and inclusive.
He said though the security challenges in Nigeria will no doubt impact
the electoral process, the Commission will however continue to work
with and consult with the security agencies and all the critical
stakeholders towards degrading the security situation in the country as
Nigerians must be in a position to access the polling units unimpeded
and also have confidence that their votes will count.