Fact Check: Is it true that INEC will not be conducting elections in some states because of insecurity?

Some news reports have surfaced online claiming that in some areas it might be impossible to conduct elections due to security concerns. However we know that INEC have sent out election materials to the 36 states, and are ready for the elections.

Regarding the northeast and Bornu state in particular, the INEC Chairman said: “We have identified eight local government areas where citizens reside in camps, and not only in Bornu but in other states of the federation. Just as we did in 2015, we’ll afford the citizens the opportunity to vote in Internally Displaced Persons Camps under the same procedure adopted in 2015.  Elections will take place in Bornu state just as in other states of the federation.”

Verdict: False