The Imo State government has made known its readiness to conduct local government election in the state, in a press release signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo stated that the Imo people will be electing chairmen for the 27 local government areas in the State and about 645 councillors, in the local government election slated for Saturday, August 25, 2018 and to be conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC).
“In line with the vision of governor Rochas Okorocha and policy of the state government to take government to the communities, the State House of Assembly enacted a law that has warranted every autonomous community to elect a councillor, with the state now having about 645 autonomous communities.” “The governor has always believed that government should be taken to the people at the grassroots which had also occasioned his administration to come up earlier with the idea of Community Government Council (CGC) which has also transformed
most of the communities in terms of development. And having seen the great impact of the CGC in the communities, an executive bill was sent to the State House of Assembly for a law that would enable autonomous communities to elect their councillors and the councillors will be the link between the government at all levels in the state and the individual communities for development,” he stated. While stressing that the councilors will also be working hand-inglove with their respective traditional rulers for the development or progress of the autonomous communities involved. “The governor has urged the Imo electorate to vote for the chairmanship and councillorship candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election since the APC government has done very well for the seven years it has held sway in the state. The governor also called for peaceful conducts on the sides of the political parties and candidates taking part in the election, while ISIEC should ensure free and fair election.
I Left No Debt In Zamfara, Says Ex-Gov. Yari
Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara, has said that he left no debt or liability to the...
Van Crash Kills 10 Migrants In Turkey
A van crash has killed 10 migrants in north-eastern Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Security forces had...
NYSC Denies Alleged Kidnap Of Corps Members In Ondo
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo State on Wednesday denied the news making rounds that ten of its...
Gov. Ganduje Reappoints Abba Anwar As CPS
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the reappointment of Mr Abba Anwar as his Chief Press secretary. The...
Tears, Outrage As ‘Brain Fever’ Kills Over 150 Children In India
Outbreak of strange disease has claimed the lives of 150 children in India. Verma had been following the outbreak of...
Saudi Aramco Sign Deals With S.Korean Firms
Saudi Aramco has signed 12 pacts with South Korean partners worth billions of dollars, the company said in a statement...
Pound Heads Back Towards 5-Month Lows On No-Deal Brexit Fears
Sterling edged back towards five-month lows on Wednesday after the top contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed his...
ENTERTAINMENT19 hours ago
‘Don’t Link Me With Helicopter Incidents At Ore’, Says Julian Osula
NEWS21 hours ago
10 Killed In Wukari High Way Road Blocks
COVER STORIES8 hours ago
Why I Dealt With Onnoghen – PMB
NEWS15 hours ago
Election Tribunal: Court Rules In Favour Of Governor Sani Bello
WORLD23 hours ago
‘Mental Retardation’: Iran’s President Mocks Donald Trump
NEWS7 hours ago
Yobe Govt To Sponsor 700 Students For PhD, Masters, Others
POLITICS7 hours ago
PDP: Saraki To Lead Peace Move
CRIME8 hours ago
Apostle Bags 7-yr Jail Over Rape Of Minor