Plateau to conduct LG polls Oct. 9

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The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) says it will conduct local government elections in the state on Oct. 9, 2024.

PLASIEC Chairman, Mr Planji Cishak, disclosed this when he issued the election notice at a news conference in Jos on Wednesday.

Cishak said that the election notice was in line with the commission’s mandate in compliance with the provisions of Part IV, Sections 16(1) and 22(1) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016.

The chairman also said that the notice was in accordance with Section 197(1&2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and the 2022 Electoral Act.

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“PLASIEC wishes to notify the leadership of all political parties and the public that elections shall be conducted in the 17 local governments of Plateau on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2024, between 8:00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

“Consequently, all prospective candidates are expected to obtain nomination forms in respect of the election into the offices of chairmen and councillors from PLASIEC office in Jos.

“The prospective candidates are expected to do so from Thursday, August 1, to Monday, Aug. 5, 2024, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily,” he said.

Cishak further campaigns by political parties would commence July 12, 2024, while the conduct of primary elections and resolution of disputes by political parties would be held from July 29 to August 8, 2024.

He added that collection of nomination forms for candidates by political parties would be held from August 9 to Aug. 13, 2024.

“The submission of nomination forms for candidates by political parties from August 14 to Aug. 19, 2024, while the publication of personal particulars of candidates by the commission would take place on Aug. 21, 2024.

“Verification and screening of chairmanship candidates would commence on August 22 and end Aug. 24, 2024,” he said.

According to him, the verification and screening of councillorship candidates would take place from August 26 to August 30, 2024, while withdrawal and replacement of candidates would be on Sept. 9, 2024.

The chairman solicited the support and cooperation of all political parties and stakeholders towards a free, fair, credible, and transparent local government poll in the state. (NAN)

By Peter Amine

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