2023: We don’t rig elections, politicians do — INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has maintained that there will be no room for the rigging of the 2023 general elections.

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Onyeka Ugochi, stated this during an interactive meeting with Journalists and Civil Society Organizations, CSOs.

According to her, rigging the election will be very difficult as the commission is fully prepared to ensure a free, fair and credible election.

Mrs Ugochi said: “Rigging election is never from INEC. It is the politicians outside there that are rigging elections. We will do the much as we can as long as what is important is not giving out our result sheet and other things.

“The process now is very difficult if you want to rig now we have the BVAS. Is it by bypassing the BVAS or shutting down our central severer where everything is?

“Is very difficult now. This is the time for the media and CSOs to work very hard and be sensitive to the people. We are open, we are going to do our best in everything we do.

“We will resist every temptation and every attack outside. The media should support us so that what we intend to do will not be trampled upon,” she stated.

The REC noted that the media plays a crucial role in informing citizens about competing political parties, the candidates involved and their manifestos.

She, therefore, enjoined the CSOs/Media to step up the Public enlightenment campaign for citizens to turn out en-mass and get their PVCs before the 2023 general elections.

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Source – Daily Nigerian

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