Adamawa Reschedules Local Government Council Polls To December

Adamawa Reschedules Local Government Council Polls To December

By News Agency of Nigeria on October 30, 2019
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FILE: Electoral commission officers count votes at Shagari Health Unit polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on February 23, 2019 after the polls were closed during the day of the General elections. | CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP/Getty Images

The Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission, ADSIEC, has shifted the state Local Government election earlier scheduled for November 9, 2019, to December 7, 2019, the Executive Chairman, Isa Shettima has said.

Shettima disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Yola.

Shettima said the shift became necessary due to some challenges.

“ADSIEC wishes to inform the general public, particularly all political parties participating in the local government election earlier scheduled for November 9, 2019, that it has now been rescheduled to take place on December 7, 2019, due to logistics and other problems,” he said.

Reacting, the state organising secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Lawan said the party was not happy with the development but had accepted it in good faith.

“The whole thing looks like the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is jittery, but we will give them the benefit of doubt to make adequate arrangement for the election.

“All we are demanding is level playing field and a free and fair election,” Lawan said.

Also speaking, the state organising secretary of PDP, Hamza Bello, simply said that the party had fully mobilised its members for the flagged -off of campaigns but had to put it off due to the change.

“Due to recent development emanating from ADSIEC, in which there is an amended time-table in respect of 2019 LG election, the executive committee of PDP has suspended the planned flag off and campaign tour in respect of the election,” Bello said.

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