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INEC To Now Conduct Local Government Elections – Senate

THE Senate has taken away the power of the State Independent Electoral Commissions to conduct local governments elections.

That power has bow been given to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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

Melaye argued that for the country to have free and fair local government elections, the INEC must oversee the process and not SIECs.

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

The Senate adhoc Committee in its amendment of the Constitution has also eliminated the joint account between states and local governments.

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