- The APC has said that it would not participate in the supplementary election in Adamawa state
- INEC had fixed Thursday, March 28, for the election in 44 polling units in the state
- But the APC's organising secretary in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, said the party had rejected the Thursday’s date and communicated its position to the electoral body
The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to boycott the supplementary governorship election if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists on conducting it on Thursday, March 28.
Legit.ng reports that the state organising secretary of APC, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, made the party's position known on Wednesday, March 27, in Yola, the state capital.
Lawan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the party had rejected the Thursday’s date and communicated its position to the electoral body.
It was reported that INEC had announced Thursday, March 28, for the supplementary election in 44 units. This followed the vacation of an interim injunction that stopped it from conducting the election last Saturday, March 23.
“We are not going to participate in the election, if INEC is going to conduct it on Thursday. I don’t know why INEC is rushing, as conducting this election on Thursday will disenfranchise many voters, particularly workers and students who need to go to work and schools," Lawan said.
The PDP chairman in Adamawa, Tahir Shehu, whose candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, is leading with a difference of over 30,000 votes, said they were ready for the election.
When contacted, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Adamawa, Kassim Gaidam, said that the commission would hold the election as scheduled on Thursday. Gaidam urged all the parties involved to work toward a hitch-free poll.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC in the APC in Adamawa rejected the new date, March 28, fixed by the INEC for the supplementary governorship election in the state.
It was reported that the organising secretary of the party said that INEC did not consult the party before fixing the new date for the poll.
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