By Polycarp Auta
Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) mentioned it had cleared 725 candidates to contest for chairmanship and councillorship positions within the native authorities polls within the state scheduled for Feb. 17.
Chairman of the fee, Mr Fabian Ntung, made the disclosure whereas talking with newsmen on Tuesday in Jos.
According to Ntung, 48 of the candidates are vying for chairmanship positions within the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, whereas the remainder 677 are candidates for councillorship seats.
“From our data, now we have 48 candidates which might be searching for election into chairmanship positions within the 17 LGAs of the state.
“While 677 candidates have been cleared to contest for the position of councilors across the 325 electoral wards of the state,” he mentioned.
The chairman expressed optimism that the forthcoming polls could be free and honest, in view of the extent of preparations by the electoral umpire.
“Even though preparation is business in progress until the last day of the elections, we want to say emphatically that we are ready for the elections,” Ntung assured.
He recommended the help and cooperation rendered by the assorted political events within the state, and urged them to do extra until the tip of the whole train.
Ntung urged the events to trust within the fee because it was poised towards conducting probably the most credible polls within the historical past of the state. (NAN)