KWASIEC Announces Timetable for Local Government Elections on September 21, 2024

The Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) has announced the timetable for the local government elections set for September 21, 2024.

KWASIEC Announces Timetable for Local Government Elections on September 21, 2024

In a statement signed by KWASIEC Chairman Alhaji Mohammed Okanla, it was noted that election activities will commence on Friday, June 21, 2024, with a meeting involving the leadership of registered political parties.

“Following the recent announcement of September 21, 2024, as the date for the conduct of elections for the offices of chairmen and councillors for the 16 local government areas of Kwara State, the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission on Sunday released the timetable of activities leading to the exercise,” the statement read.

The primary elections for political parties will take place between Monday, June 24, and Sunday, June 30, 2024.

“Political parties will obtain and return nomination forms KWSIEC 01 and KWSIEC 02 for Chairmanship and Councilorship Elections between Monday, July 1, and Friday, July 5, 2024. Verification of Candidates’ credentials will be conducted from Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 19, 2024,” the statement added.

The timetable also includes the display of names of candidates nominated by political parties on KWSIEC notice boards from Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26, 2024.

Training of Ad-hoc staff across the three senatorial districts will be held from Saturday, July 27, to Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

The last day for the withdrawal of candidates by political parties, if necessary, is Monday, August 5, 2024. The final list of nominated candidates will be published on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.

Campaigning by political parties is scheduled to start on Monday, August 19, and end at midnight on Thursday, September 19, 2024. The election day for chairmanship and councilorship positions is set for September 21, 2024.

Winners will collect their certificates of return at the KWASIEC office on Monday, September 23, 2024.

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