Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Adamawa state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that there would be no election in two local government areas of the state in the governorship by-election in the state due to violence.
The two local government areas, Madagali and Michika, are believed to be still under the control of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram , that has been terrorising the north-eastern part of the country.
Apart from Madagali and Michika, INEC in “Information about the Election” released last week, had said there was “constant state of fear, insurgency, thuggery, violence and ballot box snatching”, in Maha, Mubi-North and South local government areas.
Already, INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, is in Yola, the state capital, to assess the situation on the ground.
Both sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the election are supposed to be sent to the state before Friday.