The Zamfara State wing of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has confirmed that the state’s general elections in 2023 will take place as planned, despite security challenges.
Professor Saidu Babura Ahmad, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, stated that despite reports of violence on various communities in the state, the 2023 election will go on as planned.
During a conversation in his office, Professor Ahmad gave the guarantee to reporters.
He stated that a meeting was held last week Tuesday with all of the state’s security officials, and that the commission was fully briefed about the state’s security situation.
Ahmad confessed that members of the community are now continually live in fear of the bandits but insisted it will not affect the conduct of the election. “There have been a series of security meetings between the commission and security agencies here in INEC office Gusau” “The police gave us the security indicators and there is a lot of security improvement as the security operatives have been battling the bandits in the state but that does not mean some areas are not without challenges”.
“According to the data presented by the police, there are areas that still have up to 50 some 60 percent of the security threats and that we will continue to monitor the development and act accordingly” “We are hopeful that the development may not have any negative effect on the scheduled of the election”
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