Yobe SIEC postpones LG elections




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By Ahmed Abba

 

Damaturu  – Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission(YOSIEC) on Thursday postponed local government earlier scheduled for Dec. 5.

Dr Mamman Mohammed, , YOSIEC, while announcing postponement at a news conference in Damaturu, said will now hold on Feb. 27, 2021.

Mohammed said postponement due to recent resurgence two confirmed cases COVID-19 in the state.

“Consequently, our local government earlier scheduled for Dec. 5, 2020 is hereby shifted to Feb. 27, 2021.

“A schedule election activities is being reviewed and will be released very soon which will provide ample time for and other election requirement for qualification of candidates,” he said.

He disclosed that the Commission had received policy documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the (NCDC), containing instructive information on conducting election during the .

While expressing optimism on the date for the elections, Mohammed appealed to all stakeholders to support the Commission in conducting a free, and transparent elections.

(NAN)