Nassarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has called on the State Independent Electoral Commission to put machinery in place for the smooth conduct of local government elections in the state.
The Governor stated this during the presentation of the State Electoral Commission Regulations 2021 in Lafia, the state capital.
Alhaji Abdullahi Sule said the presentation of the NASIEC Regulations, 2021 is in furtherance of the Commission’s determination to ensure the conduct of a credible election in line with the global best practice.
Governor Sule commended the Commission for being one of the in Nigeria to come up with this internal regulatory mechanism that will ensure the smooth functioning of the electoral umpire in the State.
” I, therefore, charge the Commission to live above board by abiding strictly to its regulation to exercise its independence and earn the confidence of all and sundry”.
“Political parties, candidates and their sponsors should be law-abiding during electioneering campaigns and throughout the election period and the emergence of winners of the election.”
Speaking at the presentation, the Chairman, State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Ayuba Usman Wandai said that the Commission is empowered by the 1999 constitution as amended with the approval of the government to regulate its procedure.
He assured of the Commission’s readiness to deliver on its mandate responsibly.