Plateau State Independent
Electoral Commission,
PLASIEC, has said the local
government elections in the
state have been shifted due to
security reasons to a later date.
PLASIEC chairman, Fabian
Ntung, made this known while
speaking with newsmen in Jos
on Monday
According to the chairman,
“we received communication
from security operatives that
the prevailing atmosphere in
the state cannot guarantee a
peaceful election and we were
advised to postpone the date of the election
“Before now we were very
prepared to conduct the local
government elections come
February 17 2019 ,our materials
had been made available until
the report came from security
operatives.
“The general public and
particularly stakeholders in
the political process in the
state, are hereby informed that
the Plateau State independent
Electoral commission
PLASIEC is in receipt of a
communication from the
Plateau State Security Council
stating that the present security
atmosphere in the state
generally is not conducive for
the conduct of the forthcoming
local government election,
accordingly it has been
advised that the election be
postponed pending the return
to a conducive atmosphere for
the conduct of the exercise.”
He added that “in line with
the foregoing advice, the
commission wishes to inform
the general public especially
the stakeholders in the political
process in the state that the
local government Council
elections which was scheduled
for Saturday 17th February is
hereby postponed until further
notice.”
He urged all concerned
to remain calm as the
commission sincerity regrets
any inconveniences this
postponement night have
caused.

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