The Government of Cross River State, has set February 22, 2020 for Local Government elections.

Recall that the Cross River State House of Assembly had given the Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC) an ultimatum to conduct local government elections.

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, CROSIEC in a press briefing held in Calabar, disclosed the timetable of the elections with dates from 27th November, 2019 to 22nd February, 2019.

The decision came in after the State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade, was subjected to pressure by the masses. The governor is yet conduct local government elections since his election in 2015 – he is in his second term which will run till 2023.

Below is the Cross River State Local Government elections Time Table:

1. Wednesday, 27 November 2019: Press Conference/Publication of Notice of elections.

2. Wednesday, 4th December 2019: Meeting with Political parties.

3. Monday, 9th December 2019: Meeting with Security Agencies and NOA.

4. Monday, 16th December 2019: Meeting with Heads of Local Government Administrators (HOLGAs).

5. Tuesday 17th – Monday 23rd December, 2019: Meeting with Stakeholders in each local government area.

6. Thursday, 2nd January 2020: Meeting with Assistant Electoral officers.

7. Thursday, 2nd January 2020: Advertisement for Ad hoc staff.

8. Wednesday, 11th December 2019 – Friday, 10th January 2020: Submission of list of candidates and personnel particulars of candidates to the Commission by Political parties.

9. Monday, 16th December 2019 – Thursday, 16th January 2020: Sales of Nomination forms.

10. Thursday, 9th – 16th January 2020: Validation of nomination particulars by Electoral officers

11. Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd January 2020: Verification of particulars of candidates by the Commission.

12. Friday, 24th January 2020: Meeting with Political parties.

13. Tuesday, 28th – Thursday, 30th January 2020: Publication of particulars of candidates at Area Offices

14. Friday, 31st January – Tuesday, 4th February 2020: Submission of campaign rally schedule by Political parties to Electoral Officers.

15. Tuesday, 11th February 2020: Publication of Nomination particulars.

16. Sunday, 9th February 2020: Close of nomination

17. Friday, 7th – 21st February 2020: Campaign by Political Parties.

18. Wednesday, 12th – Friday, 14th February 2020: Submission of names of Polling Agents by candidates to the Electoral officers.

19. Tuesday, 4th – Wednesday, 5th February 2020: Training of Ad-hoc staff.

20. 18th February, 2020: Publication of notice of Polls.

21. 21st February, 2020: Publication of observers’ list/briefing

22. 22nd February, 2020: Elections.

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