A public Affairs Analyst, Adeola Soetan has advised the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof, Attahiru Jega, to ensure that adequate security is provided in the states under emergency rule during any election in the states.
He said that the turnout may not be impressive because of the psychological effect the attacks on villages in the region had on the citizens of the three states.
According to him, there is uncertainty in the security situation in the northeast, a situation that should be addressed before the 2015 general elections.
He further urged Professor Jega to make sure that the military would provide needed security on the days that the security address the uncertainty . “A suicide bomber can come inform of a voter and decide to bomb the place,” he noted.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Soetan stated that elections could take place in the northeast provided security measures were intensified.
“In an are with uncertain security situation like we have in the northeast, it is only the brave that will be able to vote. Nigerians are supposed to have the right to vote anywhere without fear,” he stressed.
He also advised the INEC to conduct a re-registration exercise in the states in the northeast because some of the indigenes may have relocated due to the insurgency in the area.