Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said insecurity is one of the biggest threats to the 2023 general elections.
He said this in Abuja yesterday at the Platinum Post annual roundtable with theme ‘Contemporary Security Challenges and Their Effects on the 2023 General Elections’.
Ganduje, represented by the Kano State Head of Service, Usman Bala, said the security of voters, election personnel, materials, candidates, party agents, observers, the media and transporters among others must be guaranteed.
Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Post Newspaper, Edwin Olofu, said: “Going by the campaigns and debates on issues relating to the governance of the country by candidates of the leading political parties, there’s no doubt that the election is potentially going to be the most keenly contested exercise in Nigeria’s political history.”
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A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha and presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Major Al- Mustapha (rtd), urged Nigerians to take more than passing interest in arms proliferation on the eve of the 2023 elections.
“The question is who is sending the arms? To reinforce the insurgency or to reinforce the political side of it? This is as at now the major issue in the laboratory of national security management of Nigeria, as at now that I talked to you,” he said.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, represented by his Special Adviser on Millennium Development Goals, Magdalene Dura, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to make provision for over two million Internally Displaced People in his state.