The House of Assembly election that is suppose to hold tomorrow 8th of March for Adamawa State has just been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Kashim Gaidam, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Yola.
It was disclosed by Mr Kashim Gaidam, the resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State.
Gaidam said that the election postponement was due to the death of a member of the assembly, Mr Adamu Kwanate who was representing the constituency and also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election.
The information we got was that late Kwanate collapsed while campaigning for his re-election, and later died in a hospital in Yola.
Gaidam said that the postponement would allow APC and people of the constituency to find a replacement.
“We received a letter from the party and the House of Assembly regarding the death of the candidate and we have replied, giving them one week to find a replacement”.
“We will communicate their replacement to the headquarters to fix a new date for the election,” Gaidam said.