The Independent National Electoral Commission, and other stakeholders in the electoral process have insisted that the 2023 general elections must be held despite some challenges.
The commission and stakeholders said this at the 20th Annual Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme, ‘Interrogating the 2023 Presidential Agenda’, held on Thursday in Abuja.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said that the Commission was preparing hard for the election in line with its mandate.
He said that 70 per cent of the non-sensitive materials for the election had been deployed, claiming that the dates fixed for the election remained fixed and firm, and INEC would not depart from them.
Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), said that it was high time Nigerians raised their voices to insist that there must be an election on February 28 and March 11.
On his part, the National Chairman New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Prof. Rufai Ahmed-Alkali, said that the naira redesign should have happened long ago and not a few months before the election.