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Borno slates council election for May 20



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Borno State government has slated the Local Government Council election for May 20, 2023 shortly before the inauguration of a new national administration on May 29, 2023.

This was disclosed by the State Independent Electoral Commission Director of Information, Zara Alhassan.
In a statement which he issued and made available to journalists on Saturday, he said the
Chairman of BOSIEC, Lawan Maina, announced the date in a meeting with leadership of political parties and stakeholders on Saturday in Maiduguri.">

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“As you are all aware, the commission has announced the date for local government council election to take place on May 20, 2023, by virtue of the powers conferred on the commission under Section 10 and 18 (a) of BOSIEC Law, 2002.
“Therefore, may I assure you that the commission highly value your participation and would Insha Allah draw the strength, encouragement and inspiration to see that we conduct a free, fair and credible election in all the 27 Local Government councils in our dear state.

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“However, the need for cooperation and good working relationship between all the registered political parties and Borno State Independent Electoral Commission cannot be over emphasised,” Maina was quoted as saying in the statement.

He pointed out the importance of mutual trust and understanding among stakeholders for the success of the election.
He reiterated the commitment of BOSIEC to justify the confidence reposed in it by the political parties to provide a level playing field for all.

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The meeting was attended by representatives of 14 political parties and security agencies among others who were updated on the level of preparations.

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