Ahead of the 2023 general elections, findings have revealed that at least 60 attacks have been recorded during the political rallies across the country.
According to Daily Trust, this was disclosed by the Centre for Democracy and Development through a press statement on Friday.
The top bank’s currency policy, fuel scarcity, and other difficulties were mentioned as potential obstacles to the conduct of elections.
The democracy and development think tank said it had deployed over 4,993 trained and accredited observers, 42 data clerks, and 15 fact-checkers and social media experts to monitor the elections.
“In the last quarter of 2022, violence targeting political parties reached its highest point since the previous general election in early 2019. In total there have been 60 attacks recorded on political rallies, resulting in nine fatalities since the start of campaigning on 28 September,” the CDD stated.