Ahead of the March 9th elections, House of Assembly Election for the Nasarawa/Binyeri State Constituency of Adamawa has been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The development was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Kashim Gaidam, while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Yola.
Gaidam stated that the postponement was necessary due to the death of a member of the Assembly who is contesting under the All Progressives Congress.
Mr Adamu Kwanate, before his death on Wednesday, was APC candidate representing the constituency.
According to report the late Kwanate collapsed while campaigning for his re-election, and died later in a hospital in Yola.
Gaidam stated that postponement would enable his party and the 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.
The police command in Adamawa has announced a temporary restriction of vehicular movement across the state due to the Saturday election.
In the statement released by the spokesman of the command, SP Othman Abubakar, he warned that only vehicles on election duties and essential services would be allowed to move around.
“There will be a temporary restriction of vehicular, motorcycle and tricycles (Keke-NAPEP) movement in all the 21 local government areas of the state, from 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs”.
“Members of the public are hereby warned to adhere strictly to this directive, as the police will not hesitate to clamp down on anyone who fails to comply,” Abubakar said.