INEC identifies flashpoints in Kogi, Bayelsa ahead of governorship elections


The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, revealed that an internal risk assessment has been conducted on the two states which he termed ‘politically volatile’ and concerns are mounting over mobilisation of thugs to disrupt the elections in the states.

“There are already waning signals in the two states, both are politically volatile. “Elections have been severally disrupted in the past by violence; our own risk assessment has identified some flashpoints.

“We are also concerned that thugs have been mobilised from within and outside the state with the aim of either influencing the elections or disrupting the process on behalf of partisan sponsors,” he stated.



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