Stakeholders task Plateau House of Assembly on Harmonization of Local Government Electoral Laws

Written by on May 26, 2017

As the Plateau State House of Assembly prepares to resume sitting next week, one of the tasks ahead of the Lawmakers is the harmonization of the Local Government electoral laws in the state.

Against this background, some stakeholders IN the state have suggested the approach the legislators should adopt in ensuring that the people are not shortchanged in the harmonization exercise.

A lecturer with the federal university, Yola and former commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Chris Kwaja said for the LGAs to have a strong and people oriented electoral law, the State House of Assembly and the state electoral body must work together to actualize the objective interest.

The university don also argued that the electoral law is about the people and urged the law makers to involve the public in order to come up with a legal framework that would not only stand the test of time but strengthen the electoral process in the state.

On his part, state chairman of Action Democratic Party Andrew Nanya Daman said the conduct of Local Government elections in the state is long overdue, hence the need for the lawmakers to be diligent in harmonizing the laws.

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