NASIEC Insist On Holding LG Election In February, Schedule To Be Out Next Week

Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) says there is no going back on the February 2021 local government election in the state.

The commission, said it would release the election time table first week of September, 2020.

This was the outcome of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC visit to the commission in Lafia today,

Hon Mohammed Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko) , the Chairman, House Committee on NASIEC,who led other members of the committee on a courtesy visit to the democracy House said they were at the commission to know its readiness and preparedness ahead of the February, 2021 local government election in the state.

Okpoku assured of the assembly’s readiness to give the commission the necessary support to conduct free, fair and credible election in the state.

” We are here to know the level of your preparedness and readiness ahead of the 2021 local government election in the state.

” We are ready to support the commission to succeed and to conduct free, fair and credible local government election in the state come February,2021, ” he said.

The committee’s chairman said that it would collaborate with the state government in order to ensure the success of the election.

Besides, Okpoku congratulated the commission’s chairman for his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari as Ambassador designate.

Responding, Hon Henry John Omaku, the Chairman of the Commission thanked the committee for the visit and appreciated them for always supporting the activities of the commission.

” By God’s grace, we are ready for the conduct of the local government election in February 2021.

” The election will hold as scheduled as the election notice will be released first week of September, 2020 ” he said.

The Chairman said that the commission has gotten the needed support from the state government ahead of the election.

” The local government election budget is less than N1 billion, ” he said.

He assured of free, fair and credible election while soliciting for prayers and support from all and sundry to enable the commission succeed.