Katsina Electoral Body Fixes April 11 for LG Election


Francis Sardauna in Katsina

The Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission (KTSIEC) has scheduled the State Local Government Election for April 11, 2022.

The Chairman of the KTSIEC, Ibrahim Bako, while addressing journalists at the commission’s headquarters yesterday, said campaigns would commence on January 11 and end 24 hours before the date of the election.

He said: “It is my pleasure to welcome you today (Tuesday) 11th January, 2022 at commission’s headquarters and to officially announce that we slated Monday 11th April, 2022 to conduct the local government councils election in the state.“The notice will commence from today (Tuesday) 11th January to 11th April, 2022 which gives 90 notice as in compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.” he said.

According to him, “These guidelines and timetable for the elections will be distributed to all and sundries in due course”.

He reiterated that only candidates sponsored by their respective political parties would be officially considered to contest the council polls.

He admonished stakeholders and aspirants to strictly comply with the laws and guidelines governing the conduct of local government councils election in the state.