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Doubts cast on fair 2015 poll

10 May 2013, 10:51

Abuja- Nigeria is drifting into a state of anarchy and if decisive action is not taken to stop the political upheaval in the North, credible elections are in doubt.

Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, warned that the recent political unrest in some parts of Nigeria always posed serious threat to the holding of peaceful elections in Africa's most populous country and one of the biggest economies, which are due in 2015.

Zikirullahi said the ongoing disturbances were likely to be the biggest hurdle towards credible polls.

 "Insecurity remains the biggest challenge on our march to 2015 general elections.

"We stated in the past that apart from religious reasons, there is also a political dimension to the phenomenon of insecurity and its attendant implications, particularly to the co-existence and the overall peace of the entire nation," Zikirullahi said.

Zikirullahi called on the government to come up with a holistic national strategy to combat the menace of insecurity in Nigeria.

 "If 2015 will become a reality in the Nigerian electoral circles, there must be methodological strategies that will bring about lasting solutions to the plethora of insecurity as witnessed in  recent times," he added.

Violence has escalated in the northern parts of the country in recent weeks leaving more than a total of 500 people dead.

- CAJ News



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