INEC shifts Adamawa guber polls to Feb. 4

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again shifted the date for the Adamawa governorship election by two weeks.

The election is now rescheduled to hold on February 4.

The election has suffered two postponements, as it was initially slated for January 14 before it was shifted by a week to January 21 and now February 4.

INEC had attributed the earlier postponement to the recent nationwide strike by labour unions.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kassim Gaidam, said in Yola on Tuesday that the shift in date by the commission was also because of the present security situation in the state. 

“I have received a communication from INEC headquarters signed by Prof Attahiru Jega that the election had been shifted from January 21 to February 4. 

“We want to have the election under a peaceful atmosphere. As you know there is this security challenge facing the state which led to the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew across the state.

“Also many of our workers, particularly ad-hoc staff, are very concerned over participating in the election at this moment because of the situation”, Mr. Gaidam said. 

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