Zamfara to conduct Local Govt elections April 27

Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission (ZASIEC) on Monday, fixed April 27 for the conduct of Local Government Councils election in the state.

The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Garba Muhammad, disclosed this in Gusau at a stakeholders meeting.

The tenure of the local government officials expired on January 2, 2019, but was extended to May 2, 2019, by the State Assembly.

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Muhammad appealed for cooperation from all the stakeholders in the state for a successful election.
He said,

“This gathering is essential and a prelude to the great expectations towards a hitch-free, fair, credible and successful conduct of this great task ahead.

“Individuals and collective responsibilities are necessary and we owe it a duty to live up to the confidence reposed in each of us in this regard.

“In the light of this, I urge all the participating registered political parties and security agents to swing into action with regard to campaigns, rallies, and primaries.

“Similarly, inputs would be given out regularly whenever the need arises in the event of any further development.”
The Executive Chairman said the commission had already conducted recruitment, training, and posting of ad-hoc staffs as well as conveyed election materials to its zonal local government and ward offices.
According to him, the commission has received necessary funding from the state government ahead of the local council’s election.

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