By Richard Emmanuel Benjamin
The Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC) has announced that Local Government elections in the state would hold on June 30, 2020.
The election for the (16) LGAs Chairmen, Councillors and supervisory councillors in the state which was earlier billed for May 16 could not hold due to the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr Philip Duwe announced the new date in a press statement issued to newsmen in Jalingo.
Daybreaknews correspondent reports that, Duwe in a statement said following a meeting held on the 6th of June, 2020, between the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), and some major political parties, it was agreed that election should hold on June 30th.
Part of the statement read,
“TSIEC wishes to announce the resumption of political activities for the 2020 local government council elections earlier postponed.
“Consequently, the new date for the local government elections is now 30th of June, 2020.
“Political parties and the general public to take note.