The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Garba Muhammad disclosed this in Gusau on Monday at a stakeholders meeting on the election, NAN reports.
The state is currently facing serious security challenges which led to the deployment of soldiers and other security agents to confront bandits and kidnappers who had killed more than 3,000 people.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tenure of the local government officials expired on January 2, 2019, but was extended to May 2, 2019, by the state assembly.
Muhammad appealed for co-operation from all the stakeholders in the state for a successful election.
“This gathering is essential and a prelude to the great expectations towards a hitch-free, fair, credible and successful conduct of this great task ahead.
“Individuals and collective responsibilities are necessary and we owe it a duty to live up to the confidence reposed in each of us in this regard.
“In the light of this, I urge all the participating registered political parties and security agents to swing into action with regard to campaigns, rallies and primaries,” he said.
The SIEC executive chairman said the commission has set up a special committee of experts for mass enlightenment and mobilisation of voters across the state.
“Similarly, inputs would be given out regularly whenever the need arises in the event of any further development,” he told the stakeholders.
Muhammad disclosed that the election body had conducted recruitment, training and posting of ad hoc staff as well as conveyed election materials to its zonal, local government and ward offices.
According to him, the commission has received necessary funding from the state government ahead of the local council’s election.
NAN reports that the meeting was attended by various stakeholders including security agencies in the state, but the major opposition party, the PDP, had no representation.
Many feared dead, others injured as two-storey building collapses in Jos
The building, which is located in a busy commercial area of Jos North, collapsed Monday evening.
When DAILY POST correspondent got to the scene of the incident, there was pandemonium, even as efforts were being made to rescue those trapped.
However, security operatives have cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from looting people’s belongings.
When DAILY POST contacted the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, he said they were aware of the incident, but cannot give any casualty figure.
“I’m waiting for a detailed information from the Divisional Police Officer of the area, so will get back to you when I get it,” he said.
Yadda ‘yan bindiga 300 suka far wa kauyukan Katsina | BBC Hausa
Rundunar ‘yan sandan jihar ta Katsina, ta ce yan bindiga kimanin 300 ne suka far wa kauyuka uku na Kirtawa da Kinfau da Zamfarawan Madogara da ke yankunan kananan hukumomin Batsari da Safana.
A wata sanarwa, mai magana da yawun rundunar ‘yan sandan, DSP Gambo Isah ya ce hare-haren da aka kai ranar Asabar, sun yi sandiyyar mutuwar mutum 10, inda kuma aka jikkata mutum biyar.
DSP Gambo Isah ya kuma ce ‘yan bindigar sun rika harbin kan mai uwa da wabi inda suka tarwatsa mutanen kauyen.
Sanarwar ta kara da cewa maharan sun cinna wa ababan hawa wuta,bayan sun kora shanun da ba a san adadinsu ba.
Wani wanda harin ya rutsa da shi a kauyen Zamfarawan Madogara ya bayyana wa Sani Aliyu yadda lamarin ya auku.
Wannan bawan Allah ya kara da kokawa dangane da yadda ‘yan bindiga ke satar mata a duk lokacin da suka kai hare-hare kauyukan nasu.
Buhari, APC, INEC reject Atiku, PDP’s move to play rigging video in court
The Nation reports that their lawyers objected when the petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) invited Atiku’s Media Aide, Segun Showunmi, through whom Uche intended to play the video recordings and tender about 48 documents.
But, Alex. Izinyon (SAN), for Buhari; Adeniyi Akintola (SAN); and Yunus Usman (SAN), for INEC kicked on on the grounds that the petitioners did not front-load the items as required under the Electoral Act.
Tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, then stood down proceedings to consider arguments by parties and rule on whether or not to allow the document and video recordings.
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