The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, says the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, has been mandated to meet with political parties and candidates over violence.
Okoye disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
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When asked what the commission is doing to stop attacks on its facilities, Okoye said security agencies would provide joint security to all the INEC critical national security assets for the conduct of the 2023 elections.
He said, “We are not keeping quite. The latest we have that came from an Abeokuta local government. A day thereafter, the commission convened a meeting of consultative committee on election and at that particular meeting. The national security advisor was there. The Inspector General of Police was there.
“The heads of the various security agencies were there. And that particular meeting, it was agreed that various security agencies will provide joint security to all the INEC critical national security assets that will be relevant to the conduct of the 2023 elections.
“The Inspector-General of Police has been mandated to convene a meeting with all the leaders of the political parties and candidates and spell out in clear terms the rules and regulations for political campaigns. Also the resolve of the security agencies is to enforce the regulations and electoral acts, campaign rallies and processions.”