GOMBE – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will fix a new date to conclude the Gombe State House of Assembly election in some polling units in Kwami West.
Alhaji Kasim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, stated this in Gombe on Sunday.
He said that the number of votes affected were higher than the difference between the two leading candidates.
“A new date to hold elections in the conduct of these elections in the cancelled polling units will be given by the commission shortly,” he said.
Gaidam also commended the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, stakeholders and partner agencies for their support toward the success of the polls in the state.
“We can safely generalise that the election have been peaceful and orderly; the few exceptions of minor incidents were handled by the security agents with the cooperation of stakeholders,” he said.
He commended the efforts of political parties, royal fathers and the religious leaders for their contribution and compliance with the rules of the exercise.
Gaidam further called on the elected officials to justify the confidence responsed in them by the electorate.
“They should, therefore, pursue policies as well as embank on the programmes and projects that will deliver dividends of democracy to the people.” (NAN)
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