The Plateau State Independent National Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) has announced the “indefinite suspension” of the local government election, which was scheduled for February 17, 2018, citing “security reasons.”
While the chairman of PLASIEC, Fabian Ari Ntung, issued the announcement in a statement on Monday, February 5, a source, who sought anonymity, told The Punch that Ntung decided to suspend the election because he was “under pressure to compromise standards.”
“The PLASIEC chairman had threatened to resign for three times because he refused to do the bidding of some interests in Plateau State. He means well for Plateau State but unfortunately, his hands are tied.
“Moreover, the commission is not being funded well. From the look of things, it does not appear that the LG polls in Plateau State will hold,” a senior official of the commission stated.
Ntung, who made the announcement during a press conference in Jos, said the commission “received security reports,” which culminated in the indefinite suspension.