The federal government has said there was no threat to the 2023 general election, insisting that the next election will go ahead as planned as there is nothing to suggest otherwise.

LEADERSHIP reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) warned on Monday that the 2023 general election, which is less than two months away, faces a serious threat of cancellation if waves of insecurity in parts of the country do not improve.

But, the calm of the federal government followed the alarm issued by the Commission.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who reassured Nigerians during the 17th edition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s scorecard series with Health Minister Dr Ehanire Osagie, said the electoral body was engaging with security agencies to make sure the exercise is carried out smoothly.

According to him, “Before inviting the Honorable Minister of Health to the podium, let me take this opportunity to respond to media inquiries about a widely circulated report, credited to an INEC official, that the 2023 general election faces a serious problem. threat of cancellation due to insecurity.

“The position of the federal government remains that the 2023 election will take place as planned. Nothing has happened to change that position.

“We are aware that INEC is working with security agencies to ensure that the elections are carried out successfully throughout the country.”

Speaking further, he said that the security agencies also continued to reassure Nigerians that they were working tirelessly to ensure that the elections would take place in a peaceful environment.

“Therefore, there is no cause for alarm,” added the Minister.