March 28th, 2019 has been set aside as the new date for the governorship election rerun in Adamawa state according to the information made available to newsmen by INEC.
Kassim Gaidam, who is the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), made this known to NIGERIA NEWS on Tuesday in the state capital, he emphasized the decision to conduct the election on March 28th was from the Commission hierarchy in Abuja since it was not possible to have conducted the election on March 23rd originally set as a result of a court order which has been lifted today being Tuesday.
He said the commission in the state had put measures in place to avoid what happened in Kano especially to repeat itself in Adamawa as INEC had made plan possible to only allow those who have PVC into polling stations and only accredited observers will also be allowed in the areas where elections are to be supplemented
The supplementary gubernatorial election in the state will take place in 44 polling units in 14 local government areas.
The rerun election in Adamawa state is expected to be conducted around 14 LGAs in 44 polling units
The election failed to hold on March 23 because of a court order
The commission decided to set a new date when a court set aside the injunction on Tuesday morning and thereby prompting the INEC to set the new date for the Adamawa supplementary elections
Following the governorship election on March 9 in Adamawa State, the candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Rev Eric Theman, went to the court to allege omission of the MRDD logo from the ballot paper, and urged the court to annul the election and stop the rerun announced for 44 units in 24 LGAs where voting was cancelled.
The injunction has been lifted and INEC is free to conduct the rerun in the 44 polling units in the state on March 28th, though the court as again set aside March 27th to hear the application of another political party in the state to cancel the whole governorship election, the party is citing that there Logo was not found in the ballot papers meant for election as the reason.
Here are the list of Local Governments Area the election is expected to be conducted under the supervision of INEC officials and the security operatives
- : Fufore,
- Mubi North,
- Yola South.