INEC Takes Steps To Register IDPs In Bakassi
The INEC in Cross River says it is taking steps to ensure that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state exercise their franchise in 2019.
Dr Frankland Briyai, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, said this in an interview in Calabar on Sunday.
“We are strategising on how Bakassi returnees in different camps in the state are registered so that they can vote in 2019.
“No matter their situation, they have the right to choose who leads the both at the state and national levels.
“But because of the security situation in the area, we have to reach them through some critical stakeholders, including traditional rulers, youth leaders and political leaders.
“We have decided go to the camps with soldiers, policemen and other security agents for safety reasons. “We feel this is the best way of getting them to register, ‘’ he said.