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'Elections not likely to hold in liberated towns'

2015-03-18 13:44
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Elections may not hold in the North-East communities recently liberated from Boko Haram insurgents, reports Punch.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said government structures needed to be restored in these towns and villages before issues about elections could be discussed.

Minimah spoke at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also read: INEC chief says he will not resign

He stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needed to re-assess the situation in the communities before a final stand could be taken on elections.

Read more at Punch.

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