For the second time in the series, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted the Adamawa State governorship election earlier slated for January 21 to February 4.The commission cited security concern as reason for its action. Also, barely three weeks to the February 11 governorship election in Bayelsa State, gubernatorial candidates in the election have ganged up against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vowing to resist any candidate of the party not sanctioned by the court.
This is coming as the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) held an emergency meeting over the exclusion of the name of its governorship candidate, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, from the list of candidates for the governorship election. In a statement signed by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, the electoral body said: “Due to the prevailing situations in Adamawa and Kaduna States, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has, by the powers conferred on it in Section 26 (i) of the Electoral Act 2010, as amended, postponed the scheduled elections in the two states.”