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2023: We’ll Resist Disruption Of Elections By Thugs – INEC



Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the commission will resist any attempt by hoodlums and thugs to disrupt the elections.

Speaking at a valedictory programme held in his honour in Ibadan, Oyo State, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mutiu Agboke said the days when it was possible for hoodlums to disrupt election and go scot-free is gone.

Agboke’s tenure will end on Wednesday after five years of serving in Oyo.

He expressed INEC’s passion to conduct a credible election and warned that any election conducted in a polling unit and disrupted by hoodlums or thugs will be cancelled by the commission.

Agboke, while speaking on the preparation of the Commission ahead of the 2023 elections, explained that INEC has deployed all available means to curb electoral malpractices.

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Agboke said, “Hoodlums and thugs have no business at the polling units. Because, if they disrupt the election in a polling unit, that election will be cancelled by the INEC.

“And now, the election result in a polling unit will be unloaded on the INEC website.

“So, if we conduct an election in a place and the hoodlums hijack it, that will not affect the sanctity of the election because the result has been uploaded on the INEC website.

“Even before we get to the collation centre, the election result is already on the website.

“So, hoodlums or thugs who want to disrupt the election are wasting time.”

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