Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has revealed why local government council elections have not been conducted in the state.
The Kogi State Governor noted that the state government has been hindered from conducting elections due to insufficient fund in the last four years.
Governor Bello stated this on Thursday in the state capital, Lokoja, when he inaugurated three commissions, namely Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, KOSIEC, Kogi State Hajj commission and Kogi State Judicial Service Commission.
The governor while inaugurating the commissions at the Government House in Lokoja called on the newly constituted SIEC members to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
Governor Bello noted that his decision is constitutional, stressing that those he appointed were based on merit.
He called on the constituted SIEC members not to be biased, but rather give every contestant a chance and be plain while conducting an election.
According to him “You are not card carrier of any political party, nobody will interfere into your activities, every political party is very relevant and important in the state and as such you are expected to treat them equally and transparently.”
“You should not look at any body’s face while discharging your duties, you are expected to conduct a free, fair and credible election that will be adjudged as the best in the history of the state.”