Kano to conduct local govts elections in January, 2021



Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has released the time table for local government elections in the state, which will hold on January 16, 2021.

According to the commission, preparation for the council poll would begin on October,12,2020 “while the election is scheduled to hold January 16, 2021.”
The Commission’s Chairman, Prof. Garba Ibrahim Sheka while addressing newsmen on Monday in Kano, said that the electoral body would give 96 days notification before the election to ensure adequate preparation.

He said, “48,000 ad-hoc staff would be recruited for the council election including 44 electoral officers for each of the local government.”

Speaking further, Sheka disclosed that sales of nomination forms to interested candidates and parties start from 19th October 2020 and replacement of candidates by political parties end on 28th December 2020.

“We agreed to hold an election on Jan. 16, sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the elected council officials.
“The tenure of the councils expired on Feb. 11, and we are conducting the election in accordance with the electoral laws and constitutional provisions, “ he explained

He said the commission would conduct sensitisation campaigns across the state to mobilise the electorate for participating in the election.

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