The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) has set Saturday 17th February, 2018 as the date for the long-awaited local government elections in the state.

The elections set for 8:00am and 3pm are to be re-ran where necessary on Saturday 24th February, 2018.

A statement released from the office of the Commission's Chairman, Fabian Ntung says electioneering campaigns are to commence from this week on Friday 29th September, 2017.

Conduct of party primaries by political parties are to hold from 13th-27th October, 2017, the statement says.

Furthermore, screening of Chairmanship Candidates the statement says hold from 13th-15th November, 2017.

According to the statement, "Verification/screening of Councillorship Candidates will hold from 16th-20th November, 2017.

"End of electioneering campaign is  Friday 16th February, 2018 by 12:00 Midnight."

The Commission had earlier toured the 17 local governments in the state in consultations ahead of the polls.