The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the Borno Central senatorial by-election scheduled for 17th of this month.
The postponement was disclosed by the Resident Commissioner in the state, Mr Samuel Madaki, shortly after a closed door meeting with the stakeholders, attended by representatives of the different political parties and security agents.
Briefing journalists on the change of date for the election, Mr Madaki said, “Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the by-election that is supposed to be held on Saturday, 17th of October, 2015 has been shifted to 31st of October 2015.”
Mr Madaki noted that the commission is making frantic efforts to ensure that the election is held on the new date and hence advised parties and politicians to play the game according to rules.
Meanwhile, the PDP Secretary in the state, Alhaji Usman Mohammed Baderi said his party welcomed the postponement as it will give them more room to prepare for the poll.
The state APC Chairman, Alhaji Ali Bukar Dalori on his own part accepted the postponement.
The Borno state Central Senatorial district is made up of 8 local governments with a total number of 96 registration areas and 77 voting units.
It would be recalled that the Born Central senatorial seat became vacant following the death of late Senator Zanna.

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