The Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KSIEC) has said that the first local government election in five years in the state will hold by December.
The chairman of the commission, Mamman Nda Eri made the announcement during a stakeholders’ meeting, in Lokoja, adding the poll is slated for December 12, 2020
Speaking further, he assured that the exercise will be free, fair and credible, adding all “necessary measures have been put in place for the success of the council poll.”
The Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration, which is into the first year of its second term in office, has failed to conduct elections into the local governments despite protestations by some individuals, opposition parties and non- governmental organisations (NGO) operating in the state.
The government has at various times appointed people under different nomenclatures, including sole administrators, to run the affairs of local government areas in the last five years.
Senior Special Assistants (SSA) to the Governor head 21 LGAs in the state.