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3 Factors that can ensure free and fair election in Plateau State October LG elections.

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Political parties in Plateau State have begin permutations since Plateau state Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) made known the guidelines for the conduct of Local Government Council Chairmen and Councilors in the state.

The election as announced by the chairman of the commission, Fabian Ntung will take place come October 2021.

However, looking back at the outcome of the 2018 election which saw all APC aspirants declared winners even in LGs where PDP leads with bigger margins, indigenes are lost as to whether the electoral process will again be married with malpractice. 

Reports from opposition parties in the state have it that governor Lalong had influenced the result of the 2018 election in favour of his party. This is the major reason why the People's Democratic Party (PDP) State Secretary, Chris Hassan addressed the issue on TV requesting for a free and fair election this time.

Picture of Christ Hassan.

To have a peaceful, free and fair election, the Governor and state electoral body must deliberately input positive strategies this time to ensure good conduct of the election. 

To achieve this, the following 3 factors are to be keenly addressed:

1. Proper screening of PLASIEC adhoc staff.

Signboard of PLASIEC office Jos

This is vital because during the last election, electoral officials were accused of incompetence and aiding malpractice. This act undermines democracy and can't provide the best interest of the people as winners.

2. Good and functional electoral equipments.

Electoral equipments are very important in every election process as any failure of function can lead to cancellation of votes or denial of voters from voting.

3. Proper security.

In some parts of the state, people are complaining of insecurity mostly arising as a result of herders/farmers clashes which has become common all over the state in recent times.

The governor must ensure proper security to avert any form of danger.

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