Information Minister Mr. Labaran Maku has called on the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission to strictly comply with the provisions of the State Electoral Law in the conduct of today’s local government elections. He made the call at Wakama polling unit in Nasarawa Eggon Local after casting his vote. He said the Electoral Law which is in conformity with the nation’s Electoral Act would ensure credibility of the election. He added that the law stipulates that the results of the councillorship elections should be announced at the ward units while that of the chairmanship is announced at the local government headquarters and not the state capital.
Mr. Maku commended the State House of Assembly for enacting the electoral law that guarantees free and fair elections and urged the State Independent Electoral Commission to disregard pressures from some quarters and comply with the law.
The Information Minister therefore called for free and fair local government elections and hoped that there are sufficient electoral materials for voters to exercise their franchise because earlier reports from observers indicate late arrival or shortage of materials at some polling units. He enjoined the people to be peaceful during the election and equally charged security agents to maintain the peace, law and order.