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Nasarawa To Conduct Council Polls In March

By Godwin Ojoshimite

Nasarawa Indepndent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, has fixed March 15, 2014 for elections into all the local government areas is the state.

Chairman of the commission, Abdullahi Moddibo, announced the new date on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Lafia, the state capital.

Moddibo, who also released the detailed timetable for the election said the commission is committed to conducting a free, fair and ncredible elections.

He said the ban on political campaign had been lifted with the release of the time table, adding that political party primaries are scheduled to hold between January 4 and 13, 2014.

He said all logistic arrangements for the polls had been concluded, including the recruitment and trainning of ad-hoc staff for the exercise.

The NASIEC chairman appealed to politicians in the state to play the game with all sense of decorum in order to ensure hitch-free polls in the state.

He also appealed to members of the public to sustain the relative peace in the state, stressing that it would enhance successful polls in the interest of all.

The commission had earlier fixed December 14,2013 for the election but had to post-pone it, citing security challenges facing the state as a reason.