- The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the conduct of election that were rescheduled in Jigawa
- The rescheduled election in the state would be taking place in four polling units
- The reason for re-conduct was because card readers failed in those centres on Saturday, February 23
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the conduct of rescheduled elections in four different voting centres, which against one that was earlier announced, in Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.
The elections were rescheduled for Sunday, February 24, because the card readers at the polling centres failed to work on Saturday, February 23, Daily Trust reports.
It was reported that that Mahmood Isa, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the earlier said that the rescheduled elections were taking place in only one polling unit.
Idris Garba Gwaram, the Speaker of Jigawa state House of Assembly, however, confirmed the rescheduled election in four polling units while speaking with journalist in his home town of Gwaram.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state said it welcomed Thursday’s clearance by an Abuja Court of Appeal to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to participate in the 2019 general elections.
The PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, made the commendation while speaking to journalists in reaction to the development.
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