DSS assures Nigerians of peaceful 2023 elections

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has promised to work with other security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that peaceful elections are conducted across the country this year (2023).

The DSS made the pledge at a four-day strategic workshop for its State Directors of Security and Heads of Institutions in Abuja.

According to a statement issued by the DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the Director-General of the agency, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, reiterated the need for professionalism and neutrality of operatives in the discharge of the Service’s mandate before, during, and after the 2023 general election.

He also assured INEC of the Service’s support which he said was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s pronouncement to the world to bequeath a free and fair general election.

Also speaking at the event, the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, assured the DSS of the commission’s determination to deliver free, fair and credible election.

Also, the electoral umpire, through its Director of Legal, Oluwatoyin Babalola, educated participants on the Electoral Act 2022 and its implications for security agencies.

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