INEC in Nigeria intends to enable internally displaced people to vote in elections in 2023

INEC in Nigeria intends to enable internally displaced people to vote in elections in 2023

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In order to allow Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to participate in the next election, Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) intends to examine the country’s election regulations.

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Political groups are pressuring the government to establish a centralized voting system so that citizens may simply cast their ballots without being limited to specific polling places

According to the UN, there are more than three million internally displaced people in Nigeria, and many of them were unable to participate in the 2015 and 2019 elections.

The country’s general elections would be held the following year, according to Liyatu Ayuba, one of the internally displaced people. “I am overjoyed that we displaced people will be able to vote in the upcoming election. to choose a leader who, in our opinion, can put an end to the unrest so that we can one day leave this place and return to our states and villages.

More than 2 million people have been forced from their homes by the ten-year insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, and thousands of them are now living in camps like these.

More people have been displaced due to farmer-herder violence, as well as killings and kidnappings by armed groups for ransom in the northwest and center of the nation.

Many IDPs were compelled to leave the places where they had registered to vote, therefore they did not cast ballots in the elections that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to office.

Source: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/nigerias-inec-plans-to-allow-internally-displaced-persons-to-vote-in-2023-elections/

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