The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) yesterday slated August 31, 2024 for the conduct of local government elections in the state.
Chairman of the commission, Ayuba Wandai Usman, disclosed this at a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.
Wandai maintained that the council elections has become necessary because tenure of the present crop of elected local government officials would expire on October 7, 2024 having spent three years in office as provided by the extant laws governing activities of the NASIEC.
He said: “You will recall that the commission conducted the last Local Government Councils elections on Wednesday 6th October, 2021 and the present executives were sworn-in and inaugurated on Friday 8th October, 2021 for a tenure of three years which will end on Monday 7th October, 2024.
As you are aware, the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission is a law-abiding institution that has continued to promote adherence to Laws, Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of Local Government Councils Elections in Nasarawa State.”
The NASIEC chairman concluded that based on the extant laws, the commission had on August 31, 2023 given notice that the Local Government Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections would hold on August 31, 2024.