INEC postpones election in Adamawa as candidate dies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the election in Nasarawa/Binyeri State Constituency of Adamawa State over the death of a House of Assembly candidate.

Kashim Gaidam, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, stated this in Yola.

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Gaidam said the postponement became necessary as a result of the death of Adamu Kwanate, a member of the Assembly and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.

Kwanate died on Wednesday after he collapsed during a campaign for his reelection. He died later in a hospital in Yola.

Gaidam said the postponement was to allow the party and the constituency 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.

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