Following concerns raised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) about the possible postponement of the 2023 elections as a result of security concerns in most of the country, a former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of disassociating himself of the political parties. politics and secure the country.
INEC had warned on Monday that this year’s general election would face a serious threat of cancellation if devastating insecurity was not adequately addressed.
INEC President Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, represented by Election Institute (BEI) Board Chairman Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, gave the warning at the Validation of Election Security Training Resources in Abuja.
“If insecurity is not monitored and dealt with decisively, it could ultimately culminate in the cancellation and/or postponement of elections in enough constituencies to hamper the declaration of election results and precipitate a constitutional crisis. This must not be allowed to happen and must not be allowed to happen.
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“Therefore, security personnel in particular and all election officials in general must be security conscious and alert to unusual activities in their environment and must be fully equipped to deal with any challenge at all times,” the chief said. of the INEC.
These concerns arose amid ongoing attacks on INEC facilities in Osun, Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi and others.
Sani, who reacted to the development via his Twitter account on Tuesday, charged the president to be proactive.
The former deputy condemned Buhari’s partisan commitments at a time when he should be fulfilling his constitutional responsibility to protect the country.
He wrote: “The suggestion that the February national elections in Nigeria may be postponed or canceled due to insecurity is a serious problem that demands urgent action. President Buhari should talk less, disassociate himself from partisan politics and campaigns and focus on securing our country.”
By Ambali Abdulkabeer
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