Council Of State Concludes Meeting, Says Election Will Hold This February

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Council of State rejects election postponement

The Council of State on Thursday rose from a seven-hour meeting, advising the Independent National Electoral Commission to go ahead and perform its constitutional responsibility of conducting the 2015 elections.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State told State House correspondents that INEC told the council that it was ready for the conduct of the election.

He said security chiefs also expressed their readiness but raised issues about some local governments currently under the control of the Boko Haram sect.

The implication, he said, is that elections will not hold in the affected areas.

But Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State claimed that the council advised INEC to consider all the inputs made during the meeting with a view to taking a decision it will announce to Nigerians later.

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