JISEC postpones Jigawa LG election

Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission, JISEC, has postponed the local government election from June 2024 to June 14, 2025.

The Chairman of the Commission, Auwal Muhammad Harbo, made this known during a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday.

He said the decision followed the amendment of the 2012 Jigawa electoral law by the Jigawa State House of Assembly to conform with the 2022 Electoral Act, which provides 360 days for political parties to prepare.

According to him, “Higher demand of political parties to postpone the election compelled the commission to forward the request to the Jigawa State Assembly for the amendment of the 2012 Electoral Law to conform with the 2022 Electoral Act, which provides 360 days for political parties to prepare, as opposed to the initial 90 days.”

The tenure of the current local government chairmen is expected to expire in June 2024.

The amended law provides an opportunity for the state government to appoint caretaker chairmen before June 2025.

Secretary of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Adamu Isah Indallahi said the development will provide enough time for the opposition parties to prepare and win elections.

JISEC postpones Jigawa LG election

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