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INEC Chairman Urges Secure Environment for Upcoming Elections


January 24, 2024

Ahead of the upcoming re-run elections and bye- elections scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has emphasised the need for a secure environment for the conduct of a peaceful election.

The INEC Chairman who made the disclosure today at an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, expressed concerns about potential threats and disruptions by partisans, while calling for preparedness for future events.

Representing the National Security Adviser (NSA) at the ICCES meeting, the Director of Internal Security Office, Hassan Abdullahi stressed the importance of security agencies’ collaborations for a secure and peaceful environment during elections.

Also the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Olukayode Egbetokun, assured Nigerians of comprehensive security measures before and during the upcoming elections.