The Borno State Independent Election Commission has set May 20, 2023 for the holding of local government council elections in the state.

A statement from the commission’s Director of Information, Zara Alhassan, said BOSIEC Chairman Lawan Maina announced the date at a meeting with political party leaders and stakeholders on Saturday in Maiduguri.

“As everyone is aware, the commission has announced that the local government council election date will take place on May 20, 2023, pursuant to the powers vested in the commission under Section 10 and 18(a) of the BOSIEC Law of 2002.

“Therefore, I can assure you that the commission highly values ​​your participation and Insha Allah would draw the strength, encouragement and inspiration to see that we conduct free, fair and credible elections in all 27 local government councils in our beloved state. .

“However, the need for cooperation and a good working relationship between all registered political parties and the Borno State Independent Electoral Commission cannot be overemphasized,” Maina said in the statement.

He noted the importance of mutual trust and understanding among stakeholders for the success of the elections.

He reiterated BOSIEC’s commitment to justify the trust placed in it by political parties to provide a level playing field for all.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 14 political parties and security agencies, among others, who were updated on the level of preparations.


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