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The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said that the attack on its offices may hinder the success of 2023 general elections.

He issued the warning while addressing the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee Investigating the Attacks on Offices and Facilities of INEC in Abuja yesterday, saying the series if attacks on INEC’s facilities may compromise the elections if not checked.

Professor Yakubu reiterated the Commission’s determination to continue with preparations for the elections, but the persistent attacks on its facilities constitute a serious threat.

Yakubu, however, vowed that INEC would continue its preparation for the 2023 general elections despite attacks on its facilities.

According to Yakubu: “However, should such attacks continue at the pace at which they are happening at the moment, the Commission may find it increasingly difficult to recover in good time for the election.

“If it is about stopping the attacks, yes we can recover, but if the attacks continue, it would be very difficult for the Commission to recover.

“The attacks have far-reaching implications on preparation for the general elections. First, the facilities that are destroyed, especially offices, would take time to rebuild.”

Lately, hoodlums have attacked INEC offices in States like Imo, Enugu, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, and Bayelsa States.

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