The House of Assembly Election for Nasarawa/Binyeri Consistuency of Adamawa State has been postponed by INEC, as a result of the death of an All Progressive Congress candidate, Mr Adamu Kwanate representing the constituency.`
This information was made known by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state , Mr Kashim Gaidam, on Thursday in Yola.
According to Gaidam, the postponement took place because of the death of Mr Adamu Kwanate, until his death on Wednesday, was the member representing the constituency.
It was gathered that late Kwanate collapsed while campaigning for his re-election, and died later in an hospital in Yola.
Gaidam said that the postponement would allow APC and people of the constituency to find a replacement.
Gaidam speaking further, also said, ‘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’.
Meanwhile, the police command in Adamawa has announced a temporary restriction of vehicular movement across the state for Saturday’s elections.
A statement by the commands spokesman, SP Othman Abubakar, warned that only vehicles on election duties and essential services would be allowed to move around.
In his words, Abubakar stated that, ‘There will be a temporary restriction of vehicular, motorcycle and tricycles (Keke-NAPEP) movement in all the 21 local government areas of the state, from 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs. Members of the public are hereby warned to adhere strictly to this directive, as the police will not hesitate to clamp down on anyone who fails to comply’.