Nasarawa Electoral Commission postpones LGA polls indefinitely

The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, has postponed indefinitely the Local Government Area elections scheduled for Aug. 31 in the state.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ayuba Wandai, disclosed this during an emergency meeting with the Nasarawa State chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, on Monday in Lafia.

According to him, the postponement followed an originating summons served on the Commission by a Federal High Court in Lafia.

He stated that one Paul John and 12 others had dragged the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and the Commission to the court challenging Section 8 (e) of the LG Election Law, 2018, and the 2024 elections guidelines as released by the Commission.

“As a law abiding institution, we have studied and analysed the originating summons and issues contained therein and decided to postpone the election indefinitely, to face the court case.

“The Commission has consulted its lawyers and has been advised that a party to a suit is not expected to do anything that can tamper with the resolutions of the court.

“The Commission has directed its lawyers to apply for an accelerated hearing of the matter to enable it resume normal election activities,” he said.

Nasarawa Electoral Commission postpones LGA polls indefinitely

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