The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists elections will be conducted in the whole of Adamawa State.
Kasim Gaidam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, told NAN that “no amount of threats, intimidation and sabotage” will stop INEC from conducting elections in the state.
Madagali, Shuwa, Michika, Gulak and Baza towns in Adamawa State were attacked when Boko Haram fighters overran the towns on Monday evening, chanting “Allahu Akbar”.
Speaking on the commission’s determination to conduct the exercise, he said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission, the good people of Madagali and the entire Adamawa State have resolved to ensure election is conducted in Madagali.
“No amount of threats, intimidation and sabotage will stop INEC from conducting the elections.”
According to the REC, there were more than 81,000 registered voters in Madagali and the commission would ensure they were not disenfranchised.