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725 candidates to contest in Plateau LG polls

Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission says it has cleared seven hundred and twenty-five candidates to contest for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the local government polls in the state scheduled for February seventeen, 2018.

Chairman of the commission, Mr. Fabian Ntung, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Jos.

Mr. Ntung explained that forty-eight candidates are vying for chairmanship positions in the seventeen Local Government Areas of the state, while the rest six hundred and seventy-seven are candidates for councillorship seats.

The chairman expressed optimism that the forthcoming polls would be free and fair, in view of the level of preparations by the electoral umpire.

Mr. Ntung urged the parties to have confidence in the commission as it was poised toward conducting one of the most credible polls in the history of the state.

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