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Sokoto LG poll delay will enable free, fare vote - APC

02 January 2016, 14:02

Isa (Sokoto) - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Isa Local Government of Sokoto State has commended the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) for postponing the local government elections until further announcement.

Alhaji Awaza, chairperson of the pprty in the area, made the commendation on Saturday in Isa, the headquarters of the council during a rally organised by the party.

``The gesture by the commission is a welcome development as it will enable the commission to organise free, fair, transparent and acceptable polls.

Also read: Sokoto postpones LG elections

``The action is indeed a right step in the right direction and all the political parties and stakeholders were happy when the commission heeded to our persistent pleas in this direction.

`` We will use these periods of the postponement of the polls to reconcile all aggrieved members due to the recent primary polls’’, he added.

Awaza urged leadership of the party to redress some of the problems in the recent primary elections conducted by the party in 23 local governments of the state.

He further appealed to the members of the party to continue to be law abiding and work tirelessly towards the success of the candidates of the party during the forthcoming polls.

Awaza also called on the members of the party to sustain their prayers for the success of the programmes and policies of the three tiers of government in the country.

The chairman solicited sustained peace, progress and unity of the country.

The chairperson of SIEC, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, on December 31 announced the postponement of the polls.

Abubakar attributed the development to non receipt of card readers from the Independent National Electoral Commission due to the governorship bye-election also scheduled for January 9 in Bayelsa.



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