Katsina Electoral Commission Announces Date For LG Polls

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By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina

  Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission (KASIEC) has announced date for the long awaited Local Government Councils Election in the state. 

Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Bako Malumfashi while speaking to journalists at a press briefing held in his office, said the state local government election would hold on  April 11, 2021.  He said “It is my pleasure to officially announce that we slated Monday 11th April, 2022 to conduct the Local Government Councils Election in Katsina State.” Alhaji Bako Malumfashi explained that, “the notice is with an immediate effect from 11th January to 11th April, 2022 giving ninety days (90) notice in compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.”  

With this notice, Alhaji Bako Ibrahim said all stakeholders particularly, political parties should note that only a candidate(s) sponsored by political parties  would officially be considered to contest the election. 

Alhaji Bako advised stakeholders to comply and adhere strictly with the laws and guidelines governing the conduct of the Local Government Councils in the State.   According to him guidelines and timetable for the Elections would be distributed to all and sundries in due cause. 

On campaigning for the election, Alhaji Ibrahim Bako said all political rallies and campaigns would commence from January 11th and end 24 hours before the date of the election.

He warned that political campaigns and rallies would be conducted in accordance with the laydown rules, regulations and guidelines for a hitch free local government elections in the state.  

The Commission he said, would invite all stakeholders for meeting where vital issues would be discussed.

Alhaji Ibrahim Bako Malumfashi assured all stakeholders that the commission would conduct the elections in accordance with relevant laws. the press briefing has in attendance members of other political parties under the auspices of the IPAC in the State.

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