Elections will hold despite cash crunch and protests, INEC affirms

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) affirmed that the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly polls will hold nationwide despite the cash crunch and protests across the country.

Speaking about the recent crisis in the country, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said the commission is working closely with the CBN and security agencie

Yakubu said:

“The Central Bank has assured us that we will not suffer any encumbrances in that regard, no there are no issues with respect to that;

“On what is happening around the country – the protests – is a security matter and security issues have assured and reassured us that they will secure the environment for elections to hold peacefully nationwide. So we have no issues in that respect.