Nov. Guber Polls: INEC Raises Security Concerns in Kogi And Imo States


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it is apprehensive and seriously concerned over the disturbing spate of insecurity in Kogi and Imo States ahead of the scheduled November 2023 Governorship. election scheduled for November.

A National Commissioner with the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Haruna, who expressed the fears of the Electoral body on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at a meeting with media executives in Owerri, the Imo State capital, said the prevailing security situation especially in the two states are posing a serious challenge to the conduct of a smooth elections.

Haruna however, said that the Commission remained committed to conducting peaceful and successful elections in the three states where the governorship elections are scheduled to hold, namely, Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo States.

The INEC Commissioner therefore appealed to critical stakeholders, politicians, security agencies and voters to play their roles in ensuring peaceful elections.

Kogi state had recorded series of pre-election violence leaving the SDP Secretariats in situated in Lokoja the state capital and another in Kogi East destroyed.

This was as the Secretariat of the APC in Dekina Local Government Area of the state was also vandalized by yet to be identified gunmen.

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