By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) has promised to conduct credible, transparent elections that would set the pace for other states to adopt.
The Chairman of the Commission, Ayuba Wandai Usman, who disclosed this to Newsmen in Lafia, said that other states of the federation would stand to benefit from and henceforth adopt the commission’s capacity to conduct a transparent, credible and dependable election for the councils.
Wanmai said the State Independent Electoral Commission is set to use the forthcoming bye-election in Gangaren Tudu electoral ward in Keffi local government area of the state as a taste case in readiness for the forthcoming local government election in the state.
The Commission Chairman, who said that the conduct of the bye-election is as a result of the demise of a Councilor representing the ward, late Adamu Saleh, stated that Saturday, November 14, 2020, has been fixed for the conduct of the bye-election in the ward.
He said that the commission has deployed measures that will provide a dependable, free, fair and credible election.
According to him, the commission has slated October 19, 2020, to meet with all political parties, while lifting of the ban on campaigns would also be effected.
He said steps have been evolved to address the past where political parties pulled out from contests without good reasons in local government elections in the state, adding that the commission has already embarked on confidence building, aimed at bringing all stakeholders to avoid a repeat of the past.
He added that only those political parties that filled candidates and fulfilled the electoral guidelines would be allowed to participate in the forthcoming bye-election.