Niger LG polls: Returning officer missing
By our correspondent
The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) said the Returning Officer for Tafa Local Government Area in Saturday’s council election in the state is missing.
The results for Mashegu and Tafa were not among the local governments announced by the commission on Sunday.
A cording to the commission’s chairman, Alhaji Aminu, the commission is still waiting for the results of the two local governments.
Up to the time of filing this report the whereabouts of the returning officer who is supposed to be the custodian of the results has been unknown since the poll was concluded on Saturday.
He said: “As at today, we still don’t know the whereabouts of the Returning Officer for Tafa Local Government so the reliability of the outcome of election there is no longer tenable. We therefore have no option than to cancel the poll in that council.”
According to our source, the commission has lodged a formal complaint to the police to help locate the missing officer.