The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmoud Yakubu has stated the the insecurity may hamper next year’s elections in the South-East and North-West zones.
According to Yakubu, the security challenge which was before now restricted to the North-East region has now spread to other parts of the country.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that banditry in the North-West and killings in the South-East allegedly perpetrated by Eastern Security Network, the militant arm of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra has led to insecurity in the regions.
Speaking at an event organised by the National Endowment for Democracy and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems at the NED Headquarters, Washington DC, United States of America, Yakubu also acknowledged the issue of political thuggery which he said was organized by some of the political actors.
Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of Vantage News Nigeria or any employee thereof.