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Adamawa to hold local council election on July 13

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The Adamawa State government will conduct a local government election in the state on July 23.

The Chairman of the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), Alhaji Mohammed Umar, disclosed this at a media briefing on Tuesday in Yola.

Umar said the commission had kick-started the process of organising the poll in line with its mandate.

He said: “As you are aware, the tenure of the local government councils has expired and it is the responsibility of the commission to conduct new election to fill in the vacancies as promulgated by law.

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“It is therefore imperative and constitutional for the commission to announce a date for the conduct of the council elections.”

The chairman said notice for the election would be published at the commission’s headquarters as well as its local government offices.

“The timetable and scheduled of activities and timelines for the election will be released within the next two weeks, ” he added.

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