Officials tight-lipped about LNIB byelection
Lower Nicola Indian Band members will elect one councillor in a byelection on Oct. 27.
Of the five candidates, Harold Joe, Clyde Sam, Rona Sterling-Collins and Bill Bose have been part of band council before, while Nicholas Peterson is new to the political arena.
The band is tight-lipped about the reason for the byelection, which Executive Director Arnie Narcisse said is for legal reasons.
“It’s a long and convoluted story,” Narcisse said. “It’s all part of the original court case that this band has been involved in for the last year and half or so that I’ve been here, and basically it’s a result of court actions. It’s part of a melieu of situations that we’re still involved in, quite frankly.”
Voting will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Lower Nicola Band Hall with the count to follow directly after.
“Come out and exercise your democratic right to vote,” Narcisse said.