In response to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) assertion that the elections might not take place in some states due to security threats by non-state actors, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the position of the government clear.
However, the Information Minister made it clear during a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja that no amount of threats could prevent the election from going through as scheduled.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to respond to inquiries from the media over a widely-circulated report, credited to an INEC official, that
the 2023 general elections face a serious threat of cancellation due to insecurity.”
“The position of the Federal Government remains that the 2023 elections will be held as planned. Nothing has happened to change that position.”
“We are aware that INEC is working with the security agencies to ensure that the elections are successfully held across the country.”
“The security agencies have also continued to assure Nigerians that they are working tirelessly to ensure that the elections are held in a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore, there is no cause for alarm,” Mohammed stated.