The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has appealed to the Citizens especially social media users to exercise restraint on what they post on Election days.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the appeal in Abuja while briefing newsmen on how far the Commission had gone in the preparation for the 2023 general election.

INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu at the press briefing

Professor Yakubu who promised that the Commission would be open to Nigerians, explained that issues regarding elections especially results were too sensitive to be posted on social media without hearing it first from the Commission.
The INEC Chairman said the Commission had procured, organised and delivered materials to the States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory for deployment.

Members of the Security Agencies, the local and foreign Media , as well as observer groups during the press briefing.

According to him, the Commission had concluded arrangements with the transport unions for the final movements of personnel and materials to the polling units and that the unions had equally assured the Commission of their readiness to deliver even to the riverine areas.
He added that about nine thousand local and foreign journalists had been accredited to cover the general election.

He said that the staff to be deployed for the elections had been trained.
The INEC Chairman announced that all the technologies to be used for the elections had been tested, especially the BVAS and IREV Portal.
He urged eligible voters to confirm their polling units before the election days.

Story: Christy Dung


February 24, 2023