The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the issuance of Permanent Voter Card in five local government areas in the northern parts of Adamawa State.
It was scheduled to have commenced on Tuesday across the state.
The affected local government areas, which came under severe attack by insurgents, are Michika, Mubi South, Maiha, Mubi North and Madagali.
The decision was the outcome of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, signed by the Chairman of the Committee and the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, A.I.G John Abakasanga and Kassim Gaidam, respectively.
The statement said, “Voters in the affected local government areas should use their Temporary Voter Card for the election.”
It added that “distribution of the Permanent Voter Card should be suspended until such a time when normalcy is restored to the local government areas.”
However, it said, “INEC should go ahead with distribution of Permanent Voter Card, between September 9 and 11, 2014.”