From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Chairman of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, (SIEC), Maman Nda Eri has announced that the Local government Election will hold on 12th December 2020
Maman Nda Eri who made the announcement at a stake holders meeting on Wednesday in Lokoja stressed that the fixing of the date was in line with the state government’s decision under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello to conduct elections in the state local government areas.
According to him, the governor had earlier in March given the commission a marching order to conduct free, fair and credible elections to fill the political positions of the Chairmen and councillors in all the 21 local government areas of the state.
The chairman said that the commission had put all necessary measures in place that would translate to the successful conduct of the all important assignment.
According to the timetable of the scheduled election, the programme has kicked off with the Wednesday announcement, to be followed by sensitisation tour to the 21 local government areas between 14th and 23rd September.
“Between 24th September and 2nd October, political parties would be expected to submit their forms while party primaries have been fixed between 6th October and 13th October.”
The time table further reveals that October 19 has been fixed for submission of forms at the SIEC headquarters while verification and documents is fixed for between October 27 and November 3rd, while campaign would commence from November 4 to December 10