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|2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by Nobody: 5:29pm On Dec 10, 2013|
A Non-Governmental Organisation, the CLEEN Foundation, has identified 12 states that should be placed under close security watch for possible outbreak of violence before, during and after the 2015 general elections.
The states are Nasarawa, Plateau, Benue, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Taraba. Others are Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Rivers and Delta.
The Foundation said it used various parameters to designate the states as violence-prone, including history of violence, communal or religious conflict, terrorist or militant activities, state of emergency, bid for second term by the governor and zoning arrangement by political parties.
The Programme Officer of the foundation, Chinedu Nwagwu, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, explained that the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party and the recent defection of five governors to the All Progressives Congress might escalate into violent political conflagration in 2015 if not properly managed.
According to him, the governors’ defection could pose a major security concern because the APC may not be elastic enough to accommodate the mutual distrust, political contentions and the posturing of the contending forces and other varied groups and interests now in the party.
“With this new development in APC, there is definitely going to be a huge contention over control of the party, leadership and candidates, some of the contentions could spiral into violence,” Nwagwu said.
The foundation noted that vote rigging would be the major trigger of violence during the presidential election, adding that it was perceived vote rigging that led to the 2011 post-election violence.
Nwagwu observed that the level of awareness among citizens was high now and so would be the drive for mandate protection which could precipitate violence if attempts were made to manipulate the election.
|Re: 2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by tempest01(m): 7:59pm On Dec 10, 2013|
2015 has blood written over it...Hope common sense will prevail
|Re: 2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by Martini101(m): 8:04pm On Dec 10, 2013|
Itz no news cos even an unborn baby knows this!
|Re: 2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by Brimmie(m): 8:52pm On Dec 10, 2013|
|Re: 2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by 5thNOTE: 11:02pm On Dec 10, 2013|
All of u chicken heart above, it all depends on who's blood. But 4 me, my ppl blood isnt D one to flow. It only fools who's patience is nt exhuasted, infact that why it called patience becus it gets exhuasted. Nobdy is given monopoly of violence.
|Re: 2015:12 States That Should Be Placed Under Close Security Watch by rooftech: 5:17pm On Dec 11, 2013|
nonsense,hey have not seen akwa ibom where a minority media hyped minority governor is openly campaigning for his successor another minority against the majority.
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