EU Worried Over Rising Electoral Violence In Nigeria, Ahead Of 2023
The European Union (EU) has warned that the rising level of electoral violence in Nigeria, ahead of the 2023 polls, would undermine its credibility and acceptance.
Team leader of the EU support for democratic governance in Nigeria, Rudolf Eibling, raised the concern in Abuja, at a seminar organized by the group to create awareness on the consequences of electoral violence as contained in the electoral act 2023.
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He warns that a democratic government built on a shaky foundation due to lack of credible electoral process, would not enjoy the support of the electorate.
The union asks major stakeholders to brace up to tackle any act and practices capable of undermining the credibility of the outcome of the polls.
According to him, the 2023 polls would be credible if the contestants are on a level playing field, while the breach of the law and regulation are detected, reported and prosecuted by the appropriate agencies.
Recall that suspected arsonists have attack another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi State, ahead of the 2023 polls.
The latest attack on Sunday night was on the INEC office at Iboko in the Izzi Local Government Area.
Items destroyed during the attack, included 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electricity generating sets, a large water storage tanks, office furniture and fixtures, as well as permanent voter