Yobe Postpones Council Election To May 2024

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Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission has postponed the chairmanship and councillorship elections to May next year.
The chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Mamman Mohammed, announced it to stakeholders in the state.
He said, “Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni has given the approval to the State Independent Electoral Commission to adjust the date of the election for the 17 chairmen and 178 councillors of the local government council in Yobe State to be on May 25, 2024.
“That is in consonance with the provision of section 197 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended. Our pressmen and women will ensure full dissemination of information to all electorate in Yobe State in particular.
“While our security agencies ensure there is security in all polling units, we welcome advice on grey –areas and vulnerable areas to catastrophe.“
Mohammed said the political parties would be issued with election guidelines to enable them fill in suitable candidates which will yield good governance in the grassroots level.
He said, „To my members of staff and electoral officers, you must double your efforts to ensure success at the polls. I have confidence in all of you the stakeholders that our hands shall be on deck to achieve the wonderful result.
“The State Independent Electoral Commission will therefore take responsibility to undertake, organise and supervise the local government council election which shall be free fair, credible and peaceful.“


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