Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission has announced plans to hold local government elections in the state on Saturday, June 20, 2020
Bauchi LG poll holds June after 13 yrs
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission has announced plans to hold local government elections in the state on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
Local Government Election last held in the state was in 2007 during former Governor Isa Yuguda’s administration.
The announcement for the elections is in fulfillment of a promise made by Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad on 22nd of
He made the promise shortly after his election victory at the Supreme Court.
Governor Muhammad had promised that before the end of January, he would give a three-month notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission on the planned elections.
The Executive Chairman of BASIEC, Dahiru Tata, in a statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said: “Pursuant to the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Bauchi State Electoral Law 2008 (as amended) and all other powers enabling her in that behalf, the Bauchi State Electoral Commission do hereby publish and give notice of local government council election in Bauchi State, 2020.
“Further notice that the date of the elections (day of polls) is
Saturday, 20th day of June, 2020, throughout Bauchi state; and that nomination papers are to be delivered at the Commission’s Headquarters in Bauchi.