Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has been called out by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for meddling in election affairs in the state.
www.tracknews.ng understands that Masari while attending to newsmen at the State Government House recently revealed that the long-awaited local government election would be conducted in March 2022.
Reacting, however, to the governor’s action, the PDP chairman in the state, Majigiri said Masari is not in the position to make such an announcement, noting that it is the prerogative of the State Independent Electoral Commission to do so.
Majigiri raised the concern on Sunday at the Katsina PDP secretariat while receiving an aspirant, Sirajo Aminu, who came to formally indicate his interest in vying for the seat of the Central Senatorial District, www.tracknews.ng reports.
Majigiri insists that Masari’s announcement is worrisome, adding that “if he (Masari) is allowed to announce the time, he might end up also announcing the winners of the elections instead of the electoral body.”
He said the governor is only limited to giving approval for the proposed plans and budgets for the election as submitted by the electoral commission but does not include usurping their functions.
Majigiri urged the Katsina Governor to focus on his duties as provided by the law,
www.tracknews.ng reports that it has been six years that council polls were last held in Katsina State.
The last LG election was held under the leadership of Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
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