Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), has fixed October 6, 2021 for the conduct of both chairmanship and councilorship elections across the 13 Local Goverment Areas and 147 wards of the state.
Chairman of NASIEC, Barrister Ayuba Wandai Usman, disclosed this at a press conference on Wednesday, that the electoral body has voted over N600 million for the conduct of the local council election in the state on October 6, 2021.
According, they couldn’t conduct election earlier in February, because of paucity of funds, now that the funds have been approved, elections goes on.
“The commission has, therefore, by the powers confered on its fixed October 6, 2021 for chairmanship and councilorship elections across all the 13 Local Goverment Areas and 147 electoral wards across the state.
“Idealy, elections to immediately replace the out-gone Local Goverment officials would have since been done but logistics issues and many more unforseen factors combined together to make the elections impossible.”
Usman concluded that all things being equal, the commission was set to exercise her statutory responsibility of organising, undertaking and supervising elections into Local Goverment Areas as enshrined in the 1999 constitution (as amended) and other relevant laws.
It would be recalled that the tenure of the 2018 Local Goverment Council elected officials expired on May 28, 2018 thereby creating leadership vaccums at the 13 Local Goverment Areas of the state.