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Emergency Rule: INEC Expects Resolution Ahead Of 2015 Elections

Channels Television  
Updated December 20, 2013

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Nigeria says it expects that security challenges in the three north-eastern states under emergency rule would be resolved before the 2015 general elections.

This position was made by the Chief Technical Advisor to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Okey Ibeanu, during a workshop by the Commission on Media and Communication Strategy.

The commission has recently faced a lot of criticism due to media reports that quoted the chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, as saying that elections will not hold in the Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States if the State of Emergency persists.

At a forum held at the the National Assembly in Abuja, Professor Jega,  had said that the security situation in the areas could not guarantee the conduct of a credible election. He said that he had advised against the conduct of the Yobe State local government election, which is scheduled to hold on December 28.