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Elections Will Hold Nationwide Despite Cash Crunch, Protests, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly polls will hold nationwide despite the cash crunch and protests in some parts of the country.

Following the re-design of the N200, N500 and N1,000 by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerians have been experiencing difficulty having access to the new notes. With this development, there have been fears that the general elections might be postponed or suffer glitches.

But INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has allayed those fears, saying the commission is working closely with the CBN and security agencies.

“The Central Bank has assured us that we will not suffer any encumbrances in that regard, no there are no issues with respect to that,” he stated

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