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Kogi governor, Bello, explains delay in conducting local govt polls

Kogi governor, Bello, explains delay in conducting local govt polls

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has stated why his administration has failed to conduct local government council elections.

Governor Bello while inaugurating three commissions, namely Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, KOSIEC, Kogi State Hajj commission and Kogi State Judicial Service Commission in Lokoja, on Thursday, said that the delay in conducting local government council elections in the state was due to paucity of funds in the last four years.

Speaking at Government House in Lokoja, the governor urged the newly constituted SIEC members to discharge their duties without fear or favour while also noting that what he had done was constitutional.

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Governor Bello who stressed that those he appointed were based on merit urged them not to be biased, but rather give every contestant a chance and be plain while conducting election.

He said; “You are not card carrier of any political party, nobody will interfere into your activities, every political party is very relevant and important in the state and as such you are expected to treat them equally and transparently.

“You should not look at any body’s face while discharging your duties, you are expected to conduct a free, fair and credible election that will be adjudged as the best in the history of the state,” the governor charged them.

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