The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Saturday, 9th October, 2022, has reassured Nigerians that the upcoming 2023 elections can not be manipulated by any means.

This assurance came from the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Voter Education Provider, Election Monitoring and Observation, Chukwuemeke Ugbaoja,  at a breakfast seminar organized by the Christian Men’s Fellowship, St. James’ Anglican Church, in Abuja.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The seminar was tagged, ‘Let’s talk Politics 2.0’, with the theme, ‘2023 and beyond’: leadership, politics and civic engagement.

 INEC boasted that rigging and other forms of electoral malpractices have been ‘murdered’ and ‘buried’ in the 2023 election with the signing of the Electoral Act 2022, the Bimodal Voter Registration System, and other strict measures launched ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The commission has also expressed optimism that the next general elections,  would be free, fair, credible, and devoid of corruption.

Yakubu said, “With the Electoral Act 2022, we have murdered rigging of elections in this country; we have buried it. I want to tell you with all authority that this was the greatest thing that has happened to this country.

“There is no way anybody can vote two times in this country again. It is not possible. The machine is there, you bring your voter card, and they match it to the machine because your name and particulars have been configured into that machine”.

Story: Ralia Adama