Nasarawa LG’s Election: We Have Not Lifted Ban On Campaign- NASIEC
The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission( NASIEC) says on Thursday that the commission has not lifted ban on campaign ahead of the February 2021 local government election in the state.
Barr. Ayuba Usman Wandai, the Chairman of the Commission stated this when the State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC and Multilateral Cooperation paid an oversight visit to the commission to assess its 2020 budget.
Usman Wandai said that the commission is on course towards the conduct of the local government election in the state.
” We are determined to conduct the local government election in the state according to the law.
” We are working on the February 2021 date as earlier announced by the commission except if there is any challenge.
” We have being seeing posters of aspirants for LG election but we have not lifted ban on campaigns yet,” he said.
Usman Wandai commended the committee for supporting the activities of the commission and called for its sustenance.
He assured of free, fair and credible Local government election in the state.
Earlier, Hon Mohammed Okpoku, the Chairman of the Committee said that they were in the democracy House to assess the 2020 budget performance of the commission.
Okpoku ( APC- Udege/ Loko) has assured of the committee’s readiness to partner with the commission in order to have transparent and peaceful local government election in the state.
” We are ready to partner with you to ensure violence free Local government election in the state, ” he said.
Hon Danladi Jatau ( PDP-Kokona West), the Minority Leader of the House urged the commission to conduct transparent, free and fair Local government election in the state in the interest of peace and sustainable democracy at the grassroots.
Meantime, the committee also paid an oversight visit to Nasarawa State Community and Social Development Agency where the committee expressed happiness with the activities of the Agency under the headship of its General Manager, Ahmed Saidu.
Similarly,the committee also paid an oversight visit to the Nasarawa State Bilingual Education Project where the Project Manager, Hajiya Zainab Magaji appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of the project.