As part of activities to conduct a peaceful local government election in Kogi, the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC) has resolved to embark on local government sensitisation tour.
This was part of resolutions reached on Tuesday at the headquarters of the commission by the eight-man electoral commissioners under the chairmanship of Hon. Mamman Nda Eri.
In a statement issued by Hon.Chogudo Yakubu, the head Media and Publicity, SIEC, the committee also urged committees earlier constituted to send in their reports as the sensitisation tour is expected to commence after Idel-Kabir holidays.
The committee also assured all parties that it will be fair in the conduct of the local government elections.
“The state electoral umpires therefore wish the good people of Kogi State a wonderful Idel-Kabir celebration and urging the citizens to abide by the rules guiding the celebration as cautioned by the Federal Government as well andThe Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, that Muslims in the country to observe the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival in line with Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations.
“Eld-Kabir festival, which usually comes up on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelve month of Islamic calendar, is a day where Muslims across the world slaughter rams or any other accepted animal after the two Rakkah compulsory prayers, in order to emulate Prophet Ibrahim.
“It was gathered that Friday, July 31, has been declared as the day for the 1441 Eld-Kabir festival” the statement read.