The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, (KadSIECOM), has officially announced the date for the 2021 Local Government Council elections.
KadSIECOM Overseer, Ibrahim Sambo, disclosed this during the Issuance of notice of 2021 Local Government Council General Elections to political parties and stakeholders held at (KADSIECOM) Conference Hall on Monday.
Presenting the notice, the KadSIECOM Overseer said that the last LGA election was conducted on May 12, 2018, going by the law, the chairmen are supposed to spend only three years in office.
“To safeguard going against the law, the commission decided to give this notice. Going by the law, we are supposed to give political parties 90 days notice. Section 25 (1) of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Law as amended in 2018, we announce that local government elections will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 between hours of 8am to 5pm,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that going by the time table from yesterday,(February 15), they are commencing activities with the issue of the notice. “We expect that you will also get the election guidelines to be provided to you within the week,” he said. He added that between February, 26 to March, 28, the conduct of Party primaries to get candidates is expected to be conducted and supervised by the Commission.
Sambo stressed that only parties recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will be allowed to feature candidates at the polls.