Boko Haram: INEC Vows To Conduct Elections In Troubled Madagali
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Image: NAN

Following an attack on Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State by suspected insurgents, the Independent National Electoral Commission insists elections will be conducted in the area.

Concise News reported that there was an insurgent attack in Kirchinga and Shuwa villages of Madagali LGA.

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Kasim Gaidam, INEC‘s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state told News Agency of Nigeria that the commission was committed to conducting elections in designated areas in Madagali.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission, the good people of Madagali and the entire Adamawa State have resolved to ensure election is conducted in Madagali.

“No amount of threats, intimidation and sabotage would stop INEC from conducting the elections,” Gaidam said.

The REC said the commission, with the support of security agencies and other relevant stakeholders, would ensure the successful conduct of in the area; and Adamawa in general.

Gaidam, who noted that there were more than 81,000 registered voters in Madagali LGA, assured the electorate that INEC would not disenfranchise them.