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Commission postpones LG polls in Katsina

09 July 2014, 12:17

Katsina - The Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission has postponed the local government elections in the state from August 2, to September 6, 2014.

The Chairman of the commission, Abubakar Lawal, made this known at a news briefing in Katsina on Tuesday.

Lawal said that the postponement was to enable the commission meet the minimum of the 90-day notice for political parties to prepare for the polls.

He said the commission had also reduced the nomination form fees payable by candidates by 50 per cent.

He said the fees for the form for the chairmanship candidate had been reduced to N125 000 from N250 000.

The chairman said the fees for the post of vice chairman had been slashed from N150 000 to N75 000, while that of councillorship was reduced from N100 000 to N50 000, respectively.

He said that political parties, who had not fielded their candidates for the election, could do so within three weeks in order to comply with all the procedures and processes stipulated by law.

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