Kwara Begins Process To Conduct Local Council Elections
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has submitted the names of seven nominees to the State House of Assembly for consideration into the the board of the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC).
Naija News reports that the re-elected governor said the immediate constitution of the KWSIEC board should commence once the nominees have been confirmed by the House.
It was however gathered that speculation are that the governor’s move is a strong indication that plans by his government to conduct local government elections in the 16 local councils of the state are underway.
It would be recalled that opposition political parties had criticised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for it’s failure to conduct local council elections.
The government had however argued and defended itself saying that since the matter was in court, it could not do otherwise than wait till the case was dispensed by the law court to clear the way for the exercise.
However, the governor in a statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said now the court has cleared the matter, the process of the conduct of the local government election should commence.
He submitted that “ Having now cleared all legal logjams on its way, the process for the conduct of the local government election has begun
“This begins with the immediate constitution of the KWSIEC board once the nominees have been confirmed by the parliament.
“This will be followed earnestly by other steps already stipulated in the law, including notice of election.”