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Electoral Commission in Jigawa postpones LG polls


Dutse – The Jigawa Independent Electoral Commission on Tuesday said it had postponed the local government elections scheduled to hold on Feb. 13, 2016.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Muhammad-Sani Ahmad in Dutse.

The statement explained that the election was postponed due to the inability of the commission to procure sensitive and non sensitive materials.

It added that the challenge in recruiting ad-hoc staff was also responsible for the postponment.

The statement said that the commission was yet to receive financial contributions from the state and the 27 local government councils due to dwindling monthly allocation.

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It said that the commission had also received letters from 18 registered political parties requesting for more time to enable them make adequate preparation for the election.

“In view of these reasons, we therefore, postponed the polls and we sincerely regret the inconveniences this may cause the electorate and other stakeholders,” it said.

The statement said that a new date for the elections would be announced in due course.

Reacting to the development, the PDP Chairman in the state, Alhaji Salisu Mamuda, said that his party was disappointed with the decision to postpone the elections.

“The party will call meeting of stakeholders to take appropriate action on the decision of the electoral commission to postpone the polls,’’ he said. (NAN)

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