The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, UNOWAS, of credible elections in 2023.
Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance while addressing journalists at a meeting with the deputy special representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Sahel, Giovanie Biha and her envoy, at INEC Headquarters, Abuja
Mahmood said the commission will continue to uphold the choice of Nigerians and will not fail the nation and the international community in conducting credible, transparent, inclusive and veritable elections.
INEC Boss noted that the commission has made tremendous progress in the electoral process, supported by the deployment of appropriate and relevant technology that will make voter accreditation and result management more credible and transparent.
The Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Sahel, Giovanie Biha, said that the visit of the UN envoy to Nigeria is to ascertain part of preparations for the 2023 general elections, stating that the UN will continue to give INEC necessary support that would aid peaceful and transparent elections in 2023.
INEC however, appreciate UNOWAS for the role it plays in ensuring that peace prevails in the sub-region in the areas of preventive diplomacy, political mediation and facilitation in West Africa and the Sahel region.
Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe