Commission determined to conduct free, fair elections
The Chairman of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, Abdullahi Modibbo, says the commission will embark on massive voters’ education next week ahead of the March 22 local council polls.
Mr. Modibbo disclosed this on Thursday in Lafia at a meeting with National Orientation Agency, NOA, and Nasarawa State Ministry of Information and Ethical Reorientation at the commission’s headquarters in Lafia.
“The essence of the voters’ education is to ensure that people become aware of their civic responsibilities and act accordingly so as to ensure we have a hitch-free election in March,” he said.
He reiterated the commission’s determination to conduct a free, fair, and credible election that would be acceptable to all stakeholders.
According to the NASIEC boss, the meeting was to further strategise on how best to embark on the enlightenment programme.
“We are happy to reveal that very soon the national orientation agency and NASIEC and the ministry of information will commence full enlightenment campaign in all of Nasarawa state.” he said
The Nasarawa State Acting Director of NOA, Elisha Iyakwari, lauded NASIEC for the collaboration. He said the enlightenment campaign is one of the cardinal points of the agency.
“The campaign is to ensure that people are well informed about their voting rights,” he said.
The meeting also discussed the need for NASIEC to follow strictly the election guidelines so as to gain build residents confidence in the elections.