• Friday, May 24, 2024
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DSIEC unveils LG elections timetable

DSIEC unveils LG elections timetable
The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC) has finally unveiled the authentic timetable for the local government elections in the state.
This came following the commission’s counter to the former timetable that went virile after the chairman had briefed stakeholders and journalists in Asaba on plans regarding the elections.
R.J.A, the DSIEC chairman, in a statement, Friday morning,  stated the activities for the elections. He stated that the party primaries by political parties would commence on May 6, 2024 and end on May 26, 2024.
“The collection of DSIEC Forms 001 and 002 by political parties is scheduled from May 21 to May 27, while electioneering campaigns by political parties will commence on Monday, May 27, 2024”.
Voter education by the Commission will also commence on May 27, while June 5, 2024, has been set aside as the deadline for the submission of personal particulars of candidates on DSIEC Forms 001 and 002 by political parties with sworn-in affidavits by each of the candidates at the State High Court or Magistrate’s Court.
“Verification of personal particulars submitted by candidates to DSIEC takes place from June 7 to June 13, 2024”.
“June 12 is the deadline for publication of personal particulars of each candidate by the Commission in the Ward/Constituency where the candidate intends to contest. Publication of a list of duly nominated candidates and collection of DSIEC Nomination Forms 05 and 06 will take place on June 15, while June 21, 2024, is the deadline for submission of Forms 05 and 06 by the candidates”.
“The list of nominated candidates and persons nominating them will be published on June 24, 2024, while June 28, 2024, is the deadline for withdrawal by candidates and replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties”.
“Sunday, June 30, 2024, is the deadline for submission of names of candidates’ polling agents to the Commission’s LGA offices”.
Campaigns by political parties will end on July 11, while July 13, 2024, is the election date, with run-off elections (if any) billed for July 20, 2024, he concluded.
Meanwhile, ahead of the LG elections, Sheriff Oborevwori, the state governor has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not accept any candidate through the backdoor.
There will be no imposition of candidates in the forthcoming LG election, declared the governor.
On Sunday, Oborevwori, who made the declarations at the PDP Delta Central Stakeholders meeting held at his Osubi country home, said: “Delta State is one of the most solid states.
“Only popular candidates that the people love and generally accepted by all stakeholders, will emerge as candidates of the party”.
“We will not accept any candidate through the back door. For anybody to emerge, it must be a collective decision from the wards and must be a popular candidate. Collectively we must agree on candidates so that the primary election can be smooth.”