Authorities in Central Nigeria say they are worried that last Saturday's shifted elections might result in widespread voter apathy on the new election day.

To avert this, a Door-to-Door voter awareness campaign has been opened in Bokkos Local Government Area, 40miles South of Jos the Plateau State capital.

The campaign is meant to sensitize citizens on their Democratic rights which must be exercised regardless of challenges, the Chairman, Bokkos LGA, Mr. Yusuf Machen said in an interview.

The concern is not who the voters choose as their leader but their active participation in the selection process, Machen said.

The LG boss said, "The shift in the elections might have been catastrophic for many Nigerians but a greater danger lays ahead for the country if citizens revolt and fail to vote next Saturday (new date for local elections).

"Aside determining who the preferred leader is, it is their votes that will legitimize any governmental structure in the country."