August 15, 2022

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Once more, FG speaks on 2023 elections, worsening insecurity 


The Minister of Info and Tradition, Mr Lai Mohammed, Wednesday assured Nigerians and the worldwide group that the federal authorities would, little doubt, conduct a free and truthful election in 2023.

Fielding questions from State Home correspondents on the finish of the weekly FEC assembly in Abuja, the minister stated pessimistic views in regards to the conduct of the 2023 elections had been unnecessary.

He stated the present safety challenges wouldn’t impediments to free, truthful and credible elections elections in 2023.

“All people who has an opinion is free to air such opinion and the federal government will weigh the opinions and take no matter choices it believes is within the general curiosity of the nation.

“Sure it’s true that some teams have been fearful and anxious on whether or not given the state of insecurity within the nation there can’t be elections subsequent yr, I can guarantee you there can be elections as a result of the Nigerian authorities will do every part doable not simply to ensure there’s election however to safe the nation,” he stated.

The minister additionally counseled safety companies within the nation for working so exhausting to take care of peace and order.

“Am certain you heard yesterday from the President that the Navy Commanders have been given every part they want they usually have been given all of the powers they should convey this insurgency and banditry to an finish.

“As as to if the Service Chiefs ought to resign, I feel solely their appointor can determine on that however the Service Chiefs have been doing their finest and they’ll proceed to take action,” he stated.

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