Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Elections may not hold in troubled North east states - Jega

Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega says it may be difficult for them to conduct elections in three north-east states - Borno, Yobe and Adamawa next month. The states have been under Emergency rule for a while now

"A place like Borno state, 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 been 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 said at a forum in Abuja today.
On the possibility of internally displaced people casting their votes during the elections, Prof Jega said

"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 North east zone and it will only be for internally displaced persons that are in that states" he said