Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:15 pm
The Bauchi State Government on Wednesday dissolved the caretaker committee chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) has scheduled local government elections for Sep. 17, in the state.
A statement by Mohammmed Baba, the Secretary to the State Government, said the dissolution was with immediate effect and aimed at providing a level playing ground for contestants.
He added that the dissolution was in compliance with guidelines issued by the State Independent Electoral Commission, “for the provision of 30 days’ notice by all candidates, who wish to participate in the election.”
Baba said that in this respect, the state governor, Bala Mohammed has approved the dissolution of all the chairmen with immediate effect.
The SSG directed all the outgoing chairmen to hand over to their councils’ Heads of Administration.
He quoted the governor as commending the outgoing chairmen for their meritorious service and wishing them well in their future endeavours.