Kwara LG Polls: Electoral commission postpones election for 2 weeks

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The Kwara State local government election originally scheduled to hold on November 4, 2017, has been postponed to November 18, 2017.

The postponement was made known by the Kwara Independent Electoral Commission Chairman Dr. AbdulRahman Ajidagba.
The
KWASIEC Chairman said that the shift was in response to requests from
stakeholders, who pointed out that the election period coincides with
the time Muslims would travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Ajidagba said, “After
the announcement of the election date, people came to us from various
political parties, some sent delegates, pleading for a shift of the
date.
“They said some people
would be on Hajj and that they would need to participate in the
electoral process like party primaries. We have, therefore, given a
moratorium of two weeks. Election would now hold on November 18, 20 17.

“The
commission decided to change the date in order to allow equity,
fairness and balance and to allow all interested parties and the
electorate take part in the election.
The
meeting had no objection to the new date by representatives of the
political parties, but, they called on KWASIEC to provide a level
playing field for all parties.

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