Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the bye-election for Minjibir local government House of Assembly in Kano state because of violence.
Addressing reporters on Saturday in Minjibir town, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Abdullahi Mohammed Kaugama, said that the cancellation was due to ballot boxes that were snatched, along with other election materials.
He said the commission found it necessary to take the decision following violence that characterised the election in the town.
Kaugama, who is the electoral commissioner of Kaduna State and posted to Kano to conduct the bye election, said the Commission took the decision in order to avoid further violence in the area.
He said a new date for the bye election would be announced later .
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