Dutse – The Independent Electoral Commission in Jigawa has fixed Jan. 18, 2014 for the state’s council polls.
The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, announced the date during a meeting with leaders and representatives of political parties on Thursday in Dutse.
He said the sale of nomination forms to aspirants would commence on Oct. 21 and close on Nov. 4.
Ahmed, who pledged the commission’s readiness to ensure credible elections in the state, noted that the electoral body had translated the state electoral law into Hausa language.
He note that the commission had improved voter education and enlightenment programmes and urged supporters of the different political parties to be guided by the rules provided by the electoral law.
He said the commission was set to organise free, fair and credible elections in 2014. (NAN)