By Patrick Andrew
Failure to hold elections in the three North East states currently being ravaged by insurgence will invalidate the forthcoming Presidential Election in February, according to the deputy leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Leo Ogor.
Ogor (PDP, Delta), who reacted to recent comments by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Malam Attahiru Jega that elections may not be held in Adamawa, Borbo and Yobe states unless the security situation improves, said it would amount to breach of the constitution should INEC failed to conduct elections in every section of the country.
“Conducting the presidential elections in every part of Nigeria is a constitutional issue. Now, should INEC fail to conduct election in any part of Nigeria, then such election falls short of the constitutional provisions and would therefore be invalid.”