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Mubi North/South by-election holds Saturday

By Umar Yusuf
YOLA — All is now set for the by-election into the House of Representatives for the Mubi North/Mubi South/Maiha Constituency fixed for Saturday the 24th of October, 2009.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Adamawa State, Dr. Abdu Bulama told newsmen in Yola, yesterday, that INEC has put in place all logistic arrangements for the poll.

He disclosed that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from Borno and Taraba states would join their counterparts from Adamawa to conduct the by-election.

He added that training for the officials to handle the 382 polling units in the constituency, which include members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been completed.

The REC maintained that only three of the registered political parties fielded candidates for the election. He  named the parties as Peoples Democratic Party, All Nigeria Peoples Party  and Action Congress.

Commenting on security arrangement for the elections, Bulama expressed optimism that adequate security has been put in place going by the assurances of the security agents.

Mubi North/Mubi South and Maiha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives became vacant following the death of Ahmed Njidda Gella some months back.


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