Kwara electoral commission releases timetable for LG polls

The Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) has released the timetable for the local government elections which had earlier been fixed for Saturday, September 21, 2024.

In a statement signed by the Commission’s chairman, Muhammed Baba Okanla, the Commission said, “Following the recent announcement of September 21, 2024 as the date for the conduct of elections for the offices of chairmen and councillors for the 16 local government areas of Kwara State, the electoral commission hereby releases the timetable of activities leading to the exercise.”

In the release made available to newsmen on Saturday 15th of June, the schedule for the election is as follows: “Meeting/interface with all the Registered Political Parties leadership: Friday, June 21, 2024; Political Parties’ primaries elections: Monday, June 24th – 30th, 2024; Political parties to obtain and return nomination forms KWSIEC 01 and KWSIEC 02 for Chairmanship and Councilorship Elections: Monday July 1st – 5th July, 2024; Verification of Candidates’ credentials: Monday 8th – Friday 19th July, 2024; Display of names of Candidates Nominated by Political Parties to be posted on KWSIEC notice board: Monday July 22nd – Friday 26th, 2024; Training of Ad-hoc Staff in all the three senatorial Districts: Saturday July 27th – Wednesday July 31st, 2024; Last Day for withdrawal of Candidate (if need be): Monday August 5th, 2024; Last Day for Publication of List of Nominated Candidates: Tuesday August 6th, 2024; Political Parties’ Campaign starts on: Monday August 19th and ends on the midnight of Thursday 19th September, 2024.”

The statement further reads, “the elections Day for Chairmanship and Councilorship positions still stands as September 21, 2024 while the date for the Collection of Certificate of Returns is stated to be Monday September 23rd, 2024.”

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