The Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission,(YOSIEC), has postponed the earlier scheduled December 5, 2020 local government council election.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the development, executive chairman of the commission, Mamman Mohammed, blamed the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the state for the shift in the election date.
According to him, the new date for the election is February 27, 2020.
He however stated that the shift in date will provide enough time for the primaries and other election requirements for qualification of candidates.
When contacted, the state chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Council, (IPAC), Umar Mohammed Kukuri, said that the council will make its position known with regards to the postponement after consulting its members.