Elections May Not Hold In Troubled North-Eastern States – Jega

Insecurity issues in three north-eastearn states : Borno, Yobe and Adamawa may force the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to postpone the 2015 general elections in the states, INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru  Jega said at a forum in Abuja Monday.

Prof. Jega
Prof. Jega

The states have been under emergency rule for a while now and Jega said: “A place like Borno, unless something is done about those that have been displaced, even the time of the governorship election may be very difficult, if not impossible under the circumstances. We are being realistic. We must say that it may be impossible to do elections everywhere and in every local government in every constituency in those three states” he added.

On the possibility of internally displaced people casting their votes during the elections, Prof Jega stressed: “First and foremost, we know that there are many internally displaced persons in Nigeria on many causes but our focus is going to be on the northeastern zone and it will only be for internally displaced persons that are in that states.”

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