Pehdzeh Ki First Nation disqualifies half of its election candidates

(Photo retrieved from Pehdzeh Ki First Nation Facebook)

The results are in for the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (PKFN) election, sort of.

After the successful nomination of candidates, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation has a new chief and council after more than half of the candidates were disqualified.

This leaves two councilor positions unaccounted for.

According to an official election result posted on Thursday to the First Nation’s Facebook page, only four council candidates and one chief candidate were considered eligible for the running and have now acclaimed their positions.

Making them the acclaimed new members of PKFN.

Lloyd Moses is the acclaimed chief, taking over from Maurice Moses.

Maurice Moses was subsequently disqualified.

Due to the lack of eligible candidates, the possibility of an election this year is still up for debate.

According to the PKFN band office, the election officer, band manager and chief of council are gathering today to discuss their options.

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