Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has pledged his total support to the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a credible bye election in the state.
The Governor made the pledge when he received the Zamfara State 0Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi on a courtesy visit at Government House, Gusau.
He said his administration is determined to support the nation’s electoral umpire in the conduct of free, fair and credible elections that will be acceptable to all political parties in the country.
Governor Bello Matawalle stressed the need for the Commission to explore more areas of conducting credible and acceptable elections in the country even with the current Covid-19 pandemic.
He also assured the Commission of his administration’s total support in ensuring that all Covid-19 Protocols and procedures are observed during the forthcoming election despite the fact that Zamfara State is a Covid-19 free state.
Earlier in her address, the Zamfara State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi said they were at the Government House to discuss issues that are necessary in her Commission’s bito ensure the success of the forthcoming election activity in the state.
The bye election follows the demise of a member Representing Bakura local government area at the State Assembly.
Dr Maikudi informed the Governor that the forthcoming Bakura LGA State House of Assembly bye election will be conducted in tandem with the new global health reality which is a very unusual time with serious implications on the nation’s electoral process.
The Commissioner also solicited for the support of the Government and good people of Zamfara State to enable the Commission to deliver the desired mandate of conducting peaceful, credible and acceptable election.