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The Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC) on Tuesday announced that Local Government Elections in the state would hold on June 30, 2020.

The election which was earlier billed for May 16 could not hold due to the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Philip Duwe announced the new date in a press statement issued to newsmen in Jalingo.

Duwe in the statement said following a meeting held on the 6th of June, 2020, between the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), and some political parties, it was agreed that election should hold on June 30.

Part of the statement read,”TSIEC wishes to announce the resumption of political activities for the 2020 local government council elections earlier postponed.

“Consequently, the new date for local government elections is now 30th of June, 2020.

“Political parties and the general public to take note.”