Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, SIECOM, on Friday in Kaduna announced the indefinite suspension of local government elections earlier slated to hold on December 30, 2017. The Chairperson of the Commission, Saratu Dikko, made the announcement after an emergency meeting with the State House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary in Kaduna.
SIECOM, which had recently announced that elections into the offices of Chairman and Councillors would hold on December 30, however said that “the elections have been postponed,” saying the postponement was necessary as the Assembly has not passed the new law to guide the election.
“So when the law is passed and signed into law by the Governor we will make a new announcement on the election,” said the Chairperson.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Kantiok Ishaku, said it was erroneous for the Commission to announce a date for local council elections when the Assembly had not concluded work on the law for the election.
“We have told them to tarry a while until the necessary amendment to the Independent Electoral Commission Law of 2012 is concluded,’” Hon. Ishaku said.