The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says voters from two hundred and seventy polling units displaced from their homes by bandits in Niger State might not be able to vote in the forthcoming general elections.
Most affected local government areas are Shiroro, Munya, Mariga and Rafi.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niger State, Professor Sam Egwu who made this known during a stakeholders meeting with Political Parties, Security Agents and other Political stakeholders said the Internally Displaced Persons in the fourteen Local Government Areas of the state may have the opportunity to vote in the IDP camps only if security situation in the state improves before 2023 general elections.
According to him, INEC already has a policy for IDP voting but support and cooperation is needed from political parties and other stakeholders to achieve the results.
He said Eligible voters from 270 polling units have been completely displaced from their homes of which 46 polling units are from Munya local government area, 100 polling units from Mariga local government area, 62 Polling units from Shiroro local government area and 62 polling units from Rafi local government area have been affected.