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AKISIEC RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

 

Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) has released guidelines for the forthcoming Local Government Election scheduled for November 11, 2017.

 

According to the release, all those aspiring for the Chairmanship of their respective Local Government Councils must not be less than 30 years, while those for Councillorship must not be less than 25 years.

 

The release also spelt out other requisite qualifications to include a minimum qualification of Senior School Certificate or its equivalent, and evidence of payment of a non-refundable processing fee of; 150,000.00 for Chairmen, 100,000.00 for Vice Chairmen, 50,000.00 for Councillors to the Commission;

 

It emphasized that electioneering campaigns by political parties shall commence on Monday 17th August, 2017 and end Thursday 9th November, 2017.

 

The release concluded by saying, “Political parties shall conduct primaries between Saturday 12th August, 2017 and Sunday 3rd September, 2017.”

 

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