Kano local government election gulps N2.3bn

Kano local government election gulps N2.3bn

- The sum of N2.3 billion has been approved for the conduct of Kano state local government council election

- The state has fixed the local government council election for January 16, 2021

- The funds will be used for the purchase of sensitive and non-sensitive election materials

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Ahead of Kano local government election, the state has approved the sum of N2.3 billion for the conduct of the poll.

The funds have been earmarked to purchase sensitive and non-sensitive election materials for the poll slated for January 16, 2021.

In a report by Daily Trust, Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner for information disclosed this on Thursday, October 15, while briefing newsmen after the state executive council meeting.

According to Garba, the funds shall be shared between the state and the 44 local government areas of the state.

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Kano local government election gulps N2.3bn
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The election will be held to fill the positions of 44 local council chairmen and 484 councilors following the expiration of a 3-year tenure.

The Kano state electoral commission has since commenced preparation for the local governments’ election. ‎

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won big in Ebonyi state as all its candidates in the local government election recorded victory even without the declaration of the figures of the results.

The results were announced by the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), chairman Jossy Eze, on Sunday, August 30.

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Ahead of the by-election to fill the vacant Lagos East senatorial seat following the death of Adebayo Osinowo, APC delegates on Thursday, September 3, in Ikorodu nominated Tokunbo Abiru as its candidate for the election.

Osinowo, until his death, represented the people of the senatorial district in the red chamber of the National Assembly.

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