Elections May not Hold in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may have soft pedaled on its insistence that elections will hold in the troubled states of the Northeast despite sustained state of insecurity in the region, as the Commission’s Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega has expressed fear that elections may eventually not hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states if the attacks on Permanent Voter Card (PVCs) centres are sustained by the insurgents.

This fear was expressed yesterday by Prof. Jega at a forum organized by the African Policy Research Institute at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The INEC boss stated that unless there is a significant improvement in the security situation in the North-East, the general elections may not hold in the area.

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