A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has expressed his concerns over the political environment in Nigeria as the 2023 elections draw closer.

Jega revealed that he has palpable fears about the outcome of the general elections.

He stated this while speaking at a colloquium organized by the Electoral Hub in Abuja on Wednesday.

He however opined that Nigeria will pull through the current challenges.

According to him, “I have a lot of fears about the outcome of the election. But you will see people like me are what I’ll call an incurable optimist about the future of our country.

“So I remain hopeful that in spite of the recklessness that we see, the vandalism that we see perpetrated by many of our so-called leading politicians, we are hopeful that people will mobilise and become effectively engaged in the electoral process, so that we have a good outcome in 2023.” 

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