March 22, 2017

Jigawa releases council elections date, guidelines

Jigawa releases council elections date, guidelines

Gov Badaru of Jigawa State

By Tina Akannam

Dutse—Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission, JISIEC, has released the election date and guidelines for the council elections, holding July 1.

The Chairman of JISIEC, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, who disclosed this, assured all stakeholders of  a level-playing ground.

He said: “I am happy to inform you that the commission has concluded all necessary arrangements to conduct the 2017 council elections in Jigawa State.

“We have reviewed the cost of forms. The chairmanship form which was sold at N100,000 now costs N500,000, while the councillorship form has been reviewed from N50,000 to N200,000.

“Those who purchased earlier are eligible, while new contestants have to pick the forms at the new rate.”

According to the timetable, campaigns commenced from March 13 to June 30, while sales of nomination forms will be between March 13 and 22.