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INEC To Conduct Local Government Elections From Now On

The Senate has stopped the State Independent Electoral Commissions from conducting local governments elections, and the power has been given to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The resolution of the Senate came following a prayer by Senator Dino Melaye during the ongoing consideration of the amendment of the 1999 Constitution.

The senator said that for the country to have free and fair local government elections, the INEC must conduct the process and not the SIECs.

The federal lawmakers also gave the president and governors 30 days ultimatum to appoint Ministers and Commissioners after inauguration into office.

The Senate adhoc Committee, amending the Constitution, has also eliminated the joint account between states and local governments.

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