Kaduna and Oyo states have slated May 15, this year for the conduct of local government elections, the state electoral bodies disclosed this on Monday.
In Kaduna, the overseer of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), Ibrahim Sambo, disclosed this while presenting the election timetable to political parties in the state.
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Based on “Section 25 (1) of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Law as amended in 2018, we said the local government elections will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm,” he said.
With the announcement, he said political parties are expected to conduct primaries between February 26 and March 28 to elect candidates for the elections.
In Oyo, the chairman of the state electoral body, Abiola Olagunju (SAN), on Monday, disclosed that the local government elections in the state will be conducted on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
He made this known at a press conference in Ibadan, saying also that guidelines for the elections and time-table have been released.
He called for total support and cooperation for the commission to organise and conduct free, fair, credible and transparent local government elections in the state.
He said the commission has been interfacing with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the voters’ register for the elections.
The OYSIEC boss said serving caretaker council chairmen who want to contest the election should resign before the election.