The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission ( NASIEC), says it is still within the law to conduct local government election in the state.
The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Ayuba Wanda made this known when the commission appeared before the House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC, Multilateral Cooperation, and Community Development in Lafia on Wednesday.
The chairman said the commission has commenced preparation towards the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections in the state.
“First and foremost, we want to commend the House for the support the commission is enjoying from you to ensure that we deliver on our mandate
“Preparation for election is a long procedure, it has to go stage by stage.
“We have commenced preparation as last week, we have trained our staff towards conducting Local government election in the state.
“Very soon, we will commence consultations to stakeholders, political parties, and security agencies among others.
“As we are still within the provisions of the law for the conduct of the local government election in the state.
“When the time comes, we will release the election timetable, which will spell out everything and it will be made available to the public,” he stated.
The chairman gave assurance of the commission’s readiness and preparedness to conduct free, fair, and credible elections in the state.
The Majority Leader of the House Tanko Tunga appreciated the commission for giving the House vital information on its level of readiness and preparedness.
Tunga expressed satisfaction with the explanation made by the NASIEC Chairman and advised on the need to keep working together for the interest and benefit of the government and the people of the state.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Committee Mohammed Okpoku, said the committee was invited the commission to know its level of readiness and preparedness towards the conduct of the local government election in the state.
“Your invitation followed a motion under the Matters of public importance in which the House has directed our committee to know your level of readiness and preparedness for the conduct of the local government election in the state.
On February 22nd, 2021, Nasarawa State House of Assembly has invited the state Independent Electoral Commission ( NASIEC) to appear before the House Committee on NASIEC on Wednesday, 24th Feb. 2021 to furnish the House on its level of readiness and preparedness and to give a definite date for the conduct of local government council election in the state.
Source: Voice of Nigeria