Nigeria’s elections have been marked by violence, ethnic tensions, vote-buying and clashes between supporters of rival events.
With days to go earlier than Nigerians head to the polls, the chairman of Nigeria’s Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu organised a briefing.
He gave assurances on security over the amenities, workers, voters, observers, and the media through the election.
“Within the construct as much as the final election, a number of of our amenities have been attacked by unknown assailants in numerous components of the nation. I’m happy that we have now totally recovered from these assaults. We’ve been additional assured that our amenities, workers, voters, observers, the media and residents will probably be secure through the election.”
He added that the voter inhabitants is greater than the full variety of registered voters in all the opposite nations within the West Africa area put collectively, explaining the complexity of the operation.
“The voter inhabitants of 93,469,008 voters is greater than the full variety of registered voters in all the opposite nations within the West Africa area put collectively. So every time we go to the polls, it is like conducting elections for the entire of West Africa and a considerable a part of Central Africa.”
Thursday was the ultimate day of campaigning for the presidential, senate and parliamentary elections.
Greater than 93 million Nigerians are registered to vote on Saturday in what has developed right into a tense, aggressive race amongst three presidential frontrunners for the primary time since army rule led to 1999.
US, European and different governments on Thursday urged Nigeria to make sure a peaceable presidential election t
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