Audio script: Northern Nigeria and coming general elections

Governors of three northern states in Nigeria where an insurgency has left many dead have urged the Independent National Election Commission to ensure general elections are held in their states in 2015.
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are under a state of emergency following threats posed by Boko Haram Islamic sect.
In a joint statement, the governors urged the election commission to disregard calls by some politicians to postpone the elections due to the security situation in the states.
Nigeria current affairs analyst Yinka Salam says the governors want elections to hold in their states to avoid giving unfair advantage to the ruling party.
In his words: “It appears the presidency knows he (President Goodluck Jonathan) doesn’t have a strong hold there, and that’s why out rightly cancelling or not holding an election there will give him an edge.”


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