The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) hinted yesterday that it might be compelled to suspend the 2019 general election following threats to violence by some politicians in the country .
Chairman of the commission , Prof Mahmood Yakubu , who stated this , was reacting to some disturbing videos of political campaigns in the social media in which some politicians are seen threatening to shed blood.
He spoke when he received briefing from the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State on the progress and the preparedness of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Noting that recent developments and signs in the country ’ s political landscape calls for greater vigilance , Yakubu asked politicians to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner .
The INEC boss who observed that election can only hold when there is a secured environment said , “ In fact , the electoral Act, specially section 26 , empowers the commission to suspend election on account of violence or threat of violence.