LG Election: PDP Chairmanship Aspirant in Kaura LG drags SIECOM, State Government to court

Hon. Simon Mathias, candidate vying for the Chairmanship position in Kaura Local Government area of Kaduna State under the platform of the People's Democracy Party (PDP) has challenged the Kaduna state Independent Electoral Commission and Kaduna State Government over failure to conduct Local Government election in the area.

Compass Times reports that the Plaintiff, Simon Mathias has approached the High Court seating in Kafanchan, Jema'a local government, demanding the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) to conduct election for the Chairmanship position in Kaura Local Government.

Counsel to the Plaintiff, Barr. Mon Simon told the Court that since the petition was served since May 28, 2019, he was yet to get response from the Defendant.

Simon noted that although the Defendant was still within time, adding, "they have barely eight more days to respond".

The Presiding Judge, Luka Abba however, adjourned the case till July 4 for continuation of hearing on the said motion.

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