The 2023 General Elections will see a drastic reduction in electoral violence after the passage of the amended version of the Electoral Act, which provides for the Electoral Offence Commission, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, has said.
Lawan said this on Tuesday while fielding questions after delivering a lecture at the National Defence College Course 29, in Abuja.
He said: “Electoral violence is largely a product of either genuine or misinformation of iniquity or some kind of conspiracy against certain persons during elections.
“But I also believe – and that is the position of the National Assembly generally – that we should have the Electoral Offences Commission, so that people who are involved in electoral violence will
“I believe that it will go a long way in reducing and minimising all these tendencies of people taking the laws into their hands.”
“So, we are working on this and we hope that the 2023 General Elections will see less of electoral violence because the law itself would have been further improved,” he said.