INEC postpones elections in 11 Federal Constituencies in Jigawa

Posted by News Express | 28 March 2015 | 2,780 times

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed elections into the House of Representatives in eleven federal constituencies in Jigawa State.

The Jigawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Halliru Aliyu Tambawel, told newsmen about the postponement during a briefing on Friday night at the INEC headquarters in Dutse, the state capital.

The affected constituencies are: Dutse/Kiyawa; Ringim/ Taura; HadeJia/Kafin Hausa/Auyo

Jahun Miga; Gumel/Maigatari/Sule tankarkar; Gagarawa, Kaugama/Malam-Madori; Gwaram; Babura/Garki; Birnin Kudu /Buji; Birniwa/ Guri/Kirikasamma; and Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/’Yankwashi.

Mr Tambawel explained that the postponement was due to the short-fall of sensitive materials including ballot papers and results sheets from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He, however, gave the assurance that the presidential and senatorial elections would hold in all 27 local government areas of the state as scheduled.

•Photo shows Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State.


Source: News Express

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