A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Dutse - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday announced the postponement the House of Representatives election in Jigawa.
The information is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Sirajo Kore, Head of Voter Education and Publicity of the commission in Dutse.
The statement stated that there were no or insufficient supplies of ballot papers to seven constituencies and as such INEC headquarters directed the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Haliru Tambawel, to postpone the poll.
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"The REC spoke with INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, on phone after the stakeholders meeting and the chairman asked him for the opinion of the majority of stakeholders."
"And REC responded that most of the stakeholders are of the opinion for the shifting all the House of Representatives poll in the 11 federal constituencies and Jega directed him to abide by views of majority," it stated.
According to the statement, a new date for the election will be announced by the commission.