The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that it will not conduct the forthcoming elections in Madagali and Michika of Adamawa State.
According to INEC, these areas which were recently recaptured from Boko Haram, by the Nigerian Military has not yet been approved, for the conduct of the 2015 general elections.
The INEC state spokesperson, Rifkatu Duku said, “We are not going to risk the lives of our staff, because we are yet to get the situational report from the security operatives.
“So you cannot expect INEC to deploy staff for the elections in those areas. Already INEC had created designated centres here in the state capital for IDPs elections.”
It was also learnt that residents of the affected communities are also reluctant to return or vote in the communities despite successes recorded by the Nigerian military.
INEC statistically disclosed that over 148, 375 voters fled Madagali and Michika local governments after they were raided by Boko Haram.