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The Adamawa Governorship bye election to elect a replacement for Muritala Nyako who was impeached last month would be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on October 11 this year.
THISDAY learnt last night that the Commission took the decision Tuesday after the Election Management Board (EMB)
The state House of Assembly had last month impeached the state governor, Admiral Mutala Nyako (rtd) and the speaker was sworn in as the Acting governor while INEC was directed to conduct a bye election to fill the vacant seat within three months
Both the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Kashim Gaidam and the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu confirmed the new date to newsmen.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega said that October 11 governorship election is to complete the remaining part of Murtala Nyako’ tenure of office.
The impeachment of former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and the impromptu resignation of his deputy, Bala James Ngillari, created a new dimension to the wobbly political atmosphere in the hapless state, especially a novel but constitutional conduct of a bye-election to fill the void.
Buba Marwa is one of the known aspirants who has made his intention public to fly the flag of the People’s Democratic Party in the state, Nuhu Ribadu of the All Progressives Congress is currently being asked to dump the party for the PDP so as to secure the ticket of the party in the state ahead of the polls.