Local Government Election: IPAC appeals for postponement of in Yobe

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The Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC), Yobe Chapter has appealed to Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission to postpone local government elections scheduled to hold November to later time.

Mr Bala Mohammed, the state IPAC Chairman made the appeal on at a press briefing on Tuesday in Damaturu.

“We the 17 undersigned state Chairmen of the various political parties, hereby call on the State Electoral Commission to shift the proposed election scheduled to hold November for very obvious reasons.

“To give the electorate the opportunity to actively participate in the exercise.

“As you are aware, the rainy season came in very late, it is now that the rain has intensified with our people heavily engaged in farming activities.

“It is now the peak of the farming season in the state which is not comfortable for any political activity.

“It is in view of this that we call on the state independent electoral commission to postpone and fix a new date, preferably after the harvests.

“To allow the people to actively participate and avoid disenfanching them of their rights,” he said.

Mohammed added that a true democracy was all about getting the people involved and to participate.

He therefore appealed to the state electoral commission and the Yobe Government to heed to their call in the interest of justice and fair play.

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