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Plateau electoral commission engages stakeholders on credible local government polls

Plateau electoral commission engages stakeholders on credible local government polls

The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission has begun its assessment tours of the 17 Local Government Areas in preparation to the forthcoming Local Government Elections in the state.

The visit is to ascertain the level of preparedness by the Commission in conducting free and credible local government polls.

Plangji Cishak, chairman of the Commission, who led members to the headquarters of the various local governments on Thursday, stressed on the importance of maintaining a transparent and credible PLASIEC, which will serve as a reference point to Plateau people and beyond.

Cishak thanked Governor Caleb Mutfwang for carefully selecting members of the Commission and trusting them with the mandate to deliver in line with global best practices.

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The PLASIEC boss disclosed that already the Commission is looking into amending the Plateau State Electoral Law. He added that Governor Mutfwang has graciously granted the members a free hand to operate without biases, as stipulated by law.

The various Transition Implementation Committee chairmen including that of Wase, Kanam, Langtang North and Langtang South, lauded the PLASIEC chairman and his team, describing the visit as most necessary.

The visits also engaged stakeholders of the various Local Government Areas comprising traditional rulers, political party leaders, religious leaders, civil society groups, as well as security agencies.

They all pledged their support and commitment to ensuring the Commission succeeds in the task ahead.