A number of lawyers are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the conduct of general elections in Katsina, Borno and others states where there are high levels of insecurity.
Their reactions were premised on the alarm raised by the governors of Borno, Katsina and Zamfara over the rising levels of insurgency and insecurity in their states.
The lawyers, who spoke with Sunday Telegraph, said that INEC should postpone elections in such areas on the ground that security is fundamental right of every citizen of Nigeria and hence anything that could infringe on such rights should be done away with.
However, they added that in doing this, the electoral body should follow the due process of approaching a court of law to obtain an order.
They noted that a sole decision by INEC will lead to disenfranchisement.
New Telegraph, January 13, 2019
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