The Government Chairman, Yobe State Unbiased Electoral Fee, (YOSIEC), Dr. Mamman Mohammed has defined that the will by the Fee to save lots of lives is the motive behind shifting the native authorities councils election to subsequent yr.
He stated the resurgence of two new confirmed instances recorded just lately within the state has compelled the Fee to shift the election by two months.
In response to Mohammed, the Yobe State authorities is on prime of the scenario and the state Ministry of Well being has taken optimistic steps to establish and isolate individuals who’ve been involved with confirmed instances. “We’re assured that the resurgence of the virus will probably be contained because it was contained earlier by the dedicated administration of His Excellency, Ho. Mai Mala Buni, the Government Governor of Yobe State”.
The Government Chairman, YOSIEC Dr. Mamman Mohammed stated “To be proactive to save lots of one life is value it since you don’t know whose life goes. So any step you’re taking to forestall demise; medically is alright, socially is alright and even politically is alright.
“We had been ready for the elections of native authorities chairmen and councillors, the extension within the date of the election by two months does imply we’re not going to conduct the election, nevertheless it makes us very meticulous in all our steps.
Dr. Mohammed additionally introduced that the Fee has acquired coverage paperwork from each the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, (INEC) and the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, (NCDC) containing instructive info on conducting an election below COVID-19 pandemic.
He, nevertheless, appealed to stakeholders to understand the necessary improvement and assist the state in conducting profitable, free, honest and clear native authorities election below COVID-19 outbreak, guideline and prevention protocols.