Abia To Conduct LG Election Before Dec

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After about   six  years of using  Transition Committee   chairmen in the administration of local government councils, the Abia State  government has  decided   to  conduct  election into local government  councils this year.

The Commissioner  of  Information and   Strategy,  Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha who disclosed this  during the weekly Exco Briefing in Umuahia, said that   Governor  Okezie  Ikpeazu has given  directive to the Abia State Independent Electoral  Commission (ABSIEC)   to conduct elections in to the 17 local government councils in the state before the  end of the year.

He said that decision was taken  after due “consideration on the implication, effects and consequences” of  holding the election.

The  commissioner  added that the  Ikpeazu administration  was determined to do things the right way not withstanding the  circumstances   the country had found itself economically.

It would be recalled that the   last  local government   election in the state  was held in January  2008 during the first  term  of the administration  of Governor Theodore  Orji . They   served out their two year  term in 2010 and since then there has been  no other  election in to the  councils.

The  commissioner also disclosed that  the government has  requested the chairman  of ABSIEC   Justice   Igbozuruike  Akomas (rtd)  to announce the date and and time table for the election.

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