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Council boss applauds PLASIEC for voters education exercise

Yakubu Ventim,Jos

Following the political upheaval which  has caused crises rocking   plateau state and its environs in  Riyom and Barkin  Ladi  Local Governments leading to lost of some prominent sons and daughters including a serving Senator, Gyang Dantong .

The Care Taker Committee ,Chairman of Riyom Local Government Council, Hon Mafeng Gwallson has expressed confidence that the current voters education exercise embark upon by Plateau state independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) will resolve many issue arising from election’s crises .

He welcome the team to Riyom by applauding the Governor Simon Bako Lalong for harmonizing the 2005 and 2007 conflicting electoral act on the tenure of elected  chairmen of Local Governments .

Gwallson said, the security challenges during the voting exercise will be adequately taken care of were internally displaced persons will not be left out ,they must be register by the ongoing registration.

The Chairman PLASIEC ,Hon Fabian Ari Ntung said the sensitization visit was inline mandate of their inauguration by the Governor Lalong on the 29th November, 2016 to organize for credible elections in the local governments.

He said the voters education visited stakeholders in the state and grassroots mobilization for the past one week to let the people know about the existence of the commission and understanding the challenges of the electorates.

According to him, the electorates have the power to elect the leader of their choice based on his integrity ,honesty and conduct so as to have free and fair election.

We are ensuing that the enlightenment campaign across the state was aimed at creating political awareness for people to understand the power belong to God ,adding whoever, win in Riyom is an indigent of the area so we should shun political violence in the forthcoming elections.

Ntung urged the people to be open in their critism to help the commission tackle some of the voters education in all the look and cranny of the state to avoid fighting .

He called on the people of Riyom local government to avail themselves the opportunity to come out emmass and register for the ongoing exercise because election will soon be flag-off for electioneering campaign across 17 LGs .

Ntung noted that the harmonization of the two PLASIEC law to make one which is ongoing at the public hearings including the ALGON ,house of assembly which had past through third reading to endorse for conduct councils .

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