Governor Babagana Zulum has said Borno State is 90 per cent secure and safe for the 2023 general elections.
He said this on Friday after a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The governor assured the voting public of its safety before, during and after the elections.
The November 22, 2022, attack on the PDP presidential campaign train in Maiduguri had raised security alert about possible violence ahead of the polls.
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Asked what he was doing to assure those not bothered to collect their PVCs because of fear that insecurity might not enable them to use them during the elections, Zulum said: “The people of Borno State voted during the 2015 elections. They also voted during the 2019 elections. Can you compare the security situation in 2019 and 2015 and now? The security situation has improved tremendously by over 90 per cent; so we don’t have any problem.
“Eligible voters can go and cast their votes on election days. In sha Allah, in Borno State, we don’t have any problem.”