Plateau State To Hold Elections Today In 13 Out Of 17 LGAs
The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASEIC is to hold elections today in thirteen out of the seventeen Local Government areas in the state following security clearance to that effect.
Those exempted due to security threat are Jos South, Jos North, Barakin Ladi and Riyom Local government areas.
Governor Simon Lalong in a message to citizens of the state said his administration has done much to create the enabling environment for democracy to thrive.
In the message by the state Information and Communication Commissioner Yakubu Dati, Lalong said as a Democrat and beneficiary of democracy, citizens should freely make their choice which he believes should be done under a peaceful atmosphere.
The governor said the state is on a trajectory of growth and development and therefore want citizens to vote in furtherance of that goal.
Governor Lalong who expressed satisfaction with security arrangements for the polls ask those who do not have anything to do with the election to stay clear of the state.
The governor asks any contestant who may feel dissatisfied with the outcome of the polls to seek redress at the courts rather than resort to self help.