From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
In almost all his official functions on election security, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, never fails to acknowledge and highlight insecurity as one of the biggest challenges facing the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
He has constantly acknowledged that; “ensuring the safety and security of voters, election personnel, materials, candidates, party agents, observers, the media and transporters are enormous. This responsibility has become more challenging in the context of the current security situation in the country.
“I am glad that the Nigeria Police as the lead agency in election security has once again demonstrated its leadership role. With about a few months to the next general elections, there is time for proactive measures to ensure that the entire country is secure for elections to hold nationwide,” he charged recently at a workshop on election security organised by the Nigerian police.