INEC Fixes March 28 for supplementary election in Adamawa state


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday, March 28, to conduct the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kassim Gaidam, who announced this Tuesday afternoon during a press briefing in Yola, said this was the decision of INEC’s highest hierarchy in the nation’s capital, Abuja

The supplementary gubernatorial election in the state will take place in 44 polling units in 14 local government areas.

The election could not hold on March 23 because of a court injunction against it.

Following the governorship election on March 9 in Adamawa State, the candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Rev Eric Theman, went to the court to allege omission of the MRDD logo from the ballot paper, and urged the court to annul the election and stop the rerun announced for 44 units in 24 LGAs where voting was cancelled.

The court granted the injunction to stop the rerun but at the sitting of Tuesday morning, lifted the order against the supplementary election and adjourned to Wednesday, March 27, to rule on the motion by the MRDD for the annulment of the March 9 election.