JUST IN: Jigawa discloses date for LG election

– The local government election for all 27 councils in Jigawa state will be conducted on Saturday, June 29

– This was the position of the Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission (JISIEC), chaired by Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad, on Friday, June 19

– Ahmad said that the JISIEC will do its utmost to ensure free, fair and credible elections in all the councils

The Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission (JISIEC) has fixed Saturday, June 29, for the conduct of local government election in the 27 councils of the state.

The JISIEC chairman,Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday, June 19.

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He said that all the necessary arrangements had been put in place for the upcoming local council election.

“We have made necessary arrangements for the recruitment of ad-hoc staff, security, election materials, logistics and other things to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.

“We will ensure that we do all necessary things that will make us achieve a transparent and credible election.

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“I hereby dispel the misgivings by a cross section of the society that the local government election might not hold. I assure every eligible voter in Jigawa that the election will surely hold,” Ahmad said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the speaker of the Jigawa House of Assembly, Honourable Isah Idriz Gwaram was on Thursday, May 9, impeached by lawmakers in the state.

Gwaram was immediately replaced by Honourable Idris Garba Kareka, who was a former speaker of the House impeached in 2017.

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