Borno is currently under emergency rule
The Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has put in place tight security measures to ensure a hitch-free registration of members. The registration exercise has, however, been delayed in the state for 24 hours.
The state publicity secretary of the APC, Muhammed Hamza, who made this known to journalists on Wednesday evening, said the Borno APC could not start its registration exerciseon Wednesday due to some logistical hitches.
Mr. Hamza said the hitches that delayed the exercise from holding on Wednesday had to do with sorting out of the list of registration officials, security concerns, and some minor administrative issues.
“We had some minor hitches which have been taken care of and most materials have been deployed for the registration to kickstart on Thursday. But we are optimistic that we will beat the deadline. There are about 4,000 polling units in Borno and the party guidelines give room for registration of 100 members or at most 150 in each of the polling unit,” he explained.
“Our constraints such as timing and lists of trainees from the local governments delayed the take off of the exercise but assured that everything would go on smoothly as planned.
“On the concerns for security, that too has been addressed and we won’t have difficulty in conducting the registration in the few volatile areas because we have already liaised with the local government chairmen who will ensure adequate security in these areas,” he said.
Borno, governed by an APC government, is one of the three states under emergency rule as the Nigerian military battles to defeat the insurgent Boko Haram.