CaFFE urges presidential candidates to reveal their stance on PC polls
The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday (03) requested all presidential candidates to reveal their stance on holding provisional council elections (PC).
Issuing a statement, CaFFE noted that the tenure of all provincial councils has now ended.
“The tenure of some provincial councils ended years ago. The provincial council elections were to be held before the presidential election. Now there are rumours that the general election will be held next. That means provincial council elections might be further delayed,” the statement quoted CaFFE Acting Executive Director Manas Makeen as saying.
The statement further said that none of the presidential candidates has spoken about the provincial council elections.
“Although candidates have expressed opinions on almost everything, no one has spoken about the provincial council elections. This is an indication that they don’t care too much about provincial councils. It’s time they tell us what their stance. Right now, vast resources of the provincial councils are with governors and some of them have been abusing these resources,” the statement added.