In a new twist which causes unease calm in the state’s political atmosphere, Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) has shifted the much-awaited November 9 local government Councils polls to December 7, 2019.
In a press release obtained by FOMBINATIMES on Friday, the state’s electoral umpire said it was constrained to take the decision due to dearth of logistics and other problems faced by the commission.
“ADSIEC wishes to inform the general public, particularly, all political parties participating in the forthcoming Local Government Councils Elections earlier scheduled to hold o the 9th November 2019 has now been rescheduled to take place on 7th December 2019 due to logistics and other problems the commission is facing”. The commission stated.
According to the new timetable released by the ADSIEC, completed nomination forms of candidates are to be submitted from 28th of October to November 2 while the commission establishes the State and Local Governments screening committees from 4th to 8th November 2019.
Screening of the candidates by the committees will take place from 11th to 13th of November and the names of successful candidates will be displayed from 14th to 19th at ADSIEC/REO’s.
The committees will receive and consider petition from aspirants adjudged not qualified to contest or substituted (where the need arise) from the 20th to 27th of November.
The timetable fixes December 6 for termination of all campaigns for the election at 6:00 pm.
Election will take place on the 7th while the results will be declared from 8th to 9th of December.
Certificates of return will be presented to the winners of the election from 10th to 11th of December 2019.
The commission also fixed December 21 for run-off elections in constituencies where the elections are proved inconclusive.