Minister for Inter-Government Relations Kevin Isifu

Writs for LLG elections signed

Nominations will be open this afternoon at 4pm and close on May 2nd.

The campaign period will commence on May 26 and ends on June 21 while polling will start on June 22 and ends on July 6.

The Writs will be returned on July 26.

Isifu is confident that the LLG elections will be conducted successfully.

Meantime, Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato clarified that the election will be done on ward councils only whilst LLG presidents will be elected by the councillors.

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Councilors to vote LLG Presidents

Minister Isifu confirmed that by law all LLG Presidents be elected by the Councilors, and not the people. This is to avoid further issues.

Isifu said the Government had rescinded its decision to allow voters elect the LLG President after so many issues arose out of.

“due to so many issues arising and as a result of direct election of heads if the LLG, NEC made a decision, number 375 of 2015, rescinded its previous decision to have the President direct by the voters. These are on-going issues because of the direct election of the President.”

LLG Election dates announced

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu. said this when announcing the dates for the LLG Elections.

In a media conference today, Minister Isifu announced the dates for one-year deferred LLG Election.

2019 LLG Election Dates

Issue of Writs – Thursday 25th April 2019

Nominations Close – Thurday 2nd May 2019

Polling Starts – Thursday 9th May 2019

Polling Ends – Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Return of Writ on or before: Thursday 13th June 2019