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Why fuel scarcity may affect 2023 elections – INEC

Why fuel scarcity may affect 2023 elections - INEC

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Wilson Adekumola

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the lingering fuel scarcity in the country could disrupt logistic arrangements for the forthcoming general elections.


INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at a consultative forum with the transport unions including the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, and the National Union of Road Transport Workers, amongst others on Tuesday in Abuja.


He said, “The commission shares your concern about the fuel situation in the country and its impact on transportation on election day.

“The truth is that our arrangement may be negatively affected by the non-availability of products.


“For this reason, the commission will this afternoon meet the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, to find a way to address this situation.”

The electoral umpire chief, also charged the transporters to be neutral and non-partisan as they commute INEC staff to-and-from polling units.


The INEC chairman said inter-state trips won’t be allowed, nothing that all INEC and adhoc staffers must not go beyond their local government areas.

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