• Facing the 2023 general elections, the Senate leadership has expressed its confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
  • Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he expects free and fair general elections next week.
  • He further said that the advent of technology in Nigeria’s electoral process will make the election the best in Nigeria’s democratic history.

FCT, Abuja – Less than four weeks before the start of the 2023 general election, President Senator Ahmad Lawan has boasted that the result will be the best in years to come.

He made this presentation in Abuja on Tuesday, January 31, while receiving the European Union (EU) delegation headed by Thomas Boserup, the deputy chief observer.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan said he believes in INEC’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. Photo: Ahmad Lawan
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As reported by TheCable, Lawan revealed that the national assembly has proven to be critical for the preparation of the 2023 elections, as well as for the advent of the new amended 2022 Electoral Law.

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Similarly, a confident Senator Lawan said the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will be a major highlight of the 2023 election as it will help clamp down on fraud. electoral.

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He said:

“This year’s general election will probably be the best. This is because we worked very hard in the national assembly to produce a very good document to guide the electoral environment in Nigeria.

“What motivates us the most is what we have been able to give to INEC. I believe that the INEC is a princely institution. We have always prioritized INEC”.

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Senator Lawan also gave INEC confidence, though nothing that the electoral body does not find wanting in holding free and fair elections in the coming weeks.

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Furthermore, he urged INEC to live up to the hype and prove the skeptics wrong as the general elections take place.

Senator Lawan reiterated that the introduction of BVAS has already fixed the problem of potential voter malpractices that are imminent during general elections.

He said

“We want the 2023 elections to be very credible and very transparent and with the introduction of BVAS, we believe we can achieve that feat.”

In another development, Senator Lawan met with the former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga.

After the meeting, the president of the Senate praised the veteran Kenyan politician for his pivotal role in his country’s latest general election.

Senator Lawan said:

“I must congratulate you on the stance you took on the recent election result in Kenya. You are an African patriot and you are an African democrat and a leader.”

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In contrast, INEC President Professor Mahmood Yakubu said hackers are attempting to hack into the commission’s database ahead of the 2023 general election.

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Yakubu, who was represented by ICT Deputy Director Dr. Lawrence Bayode, revealed this on Thursday, January 26, at an event in Abuja.

The head of the INEC, however, assured that the electoral body is implementing measures to guarantee that its system is secure.

Source: Legit.ng