Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
The Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission, (YOSIEC), has set aside Saturday, October 30, 2021, as date for the conduct of bye-election in two wards of Geidam Local Government Area in the state.
This was disclosed on Saturday by the chairman of the Commission, Dr Mamman Mohammed at a stakeholders’ engagement on how to conduct a bye-election to fill in the gap created after the death of two Councillors in Geidam Local Government in line with the provision of the state’s electoral act.
The two councillors were Hassan Mairami representing Ashekri ward and Yusuf Mustapha representing Hausari ward in Geidam local government.
The two lost their lives on June 4, 2021as a result of a ghastly motor accident along Bayamari – Damaturu road.
“Based on this, the government of Yobe state under Mai Mala Buni’s led-administration directed us to conduct a bye-election to fill the vacuum.”
“It is, therefore, pertinent to note that these gaps can only be filled by democratically elected persons, Mohammed said.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders especially political parties abide by all rules and regulations guiding the election.