Jos - The Plateau Government says it has suspended the primary elections in
Wase and Jos North local governments for security reasons.
The suspension is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Jos by
Prof. Shedrack Best, Secretary to the State Government.
It said: ``The Plateau Government, after a careful study of the security
atmosphere in the state, is hereby suspending primary elections in Wase and Jos
North local government areas.
"Political parties intending to participate in the forthcoming local
government elections are hereby directed to comply.’’
The statement advised the Plateau Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC)
to ensure strict compliance by all political parties, pending further
monitoring and consultation with stakeholders.
According to the statement, all local governments in the state are
being monitored by the state government and it will not hesitate to act
decisively as the situation demands.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that PLASIEC had on Wednesday
rescheduled local government elections and directed the political parties to
conduct their primaries.