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In Adamawa Electoral body says government not ready for polls

Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) has said that it won’t be able to conduct Local Government Councils Election billed for 25th June due to lack of funds.

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Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow

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According to the electoral body, a total sum of N447 million is required for the conduct of the election which has not been made available to them by the state government.

ADSIEC Chairman, Mr. Isah Shettima said this during an interview with journalists in Yola on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Shettima said even the contractors engaged by the commission to procure the needed electoral materials from China has not delivered on the contract agreement.

The commission needs N447 million to conduct the June 25 local government election. We don’t have that yet because approval was made by the state Government without cash backing.”

We initially requested for N501 million but due to present cash crunch facing the state, the commission has to prune the figure to N447 million. 10 political parties comprising of APC, PDP, PDM, SDP, KOWA, APGA, LP, AA, PPN and NNPP are participating in the election,” he said.

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