The Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led administration has fixed 19th December as date for Local Government Elections.
As expected all Plans following the elections has been rolled out including the sale of Nomination Forms and other requirements which has attracted More Controversies.
Speaking with Newsmen, Popular Broadcaster and Political Analyst who also hails from Abia State, Mrs Francess Olisa -Ogbonnaya popularly known as Tabitha while giving her views and Opinions concerning the Forthcoming Council Elections thanked the Okezie Ikpeazu led administration for finally fixing a Date for such Democratic Process which is very Paramount to Grassroot Development.
“I think the Abia State Government has done Noble by offering the People chance to choose their Leaders themselves, many Of Us have clamored for this , we can’t under Emphasize How Undemocratic the Caretaker System is , So it’s important we applaud the State Government at least”.
Speaking on The Chances of Women in the Forthcoming Election, Tabitha asked Women across the 21 Local Government Areas to gear up and take Part in the Electoral Process, Buy Forms, not just Councillorships but Chairmanship too because it’s not every time we keep playing Second Fiddles as Vice Chairmen or Secretaries.
She further urged The People Democratic Party and Other Opposition parties in the State to Encourage Women to Take part in this Process.
Speaking on the cost of Nomination forms which has been described as Outrageous by Many Young persons across the Social Media, The Broadcast Journalists decried the Cost of Forms which sees a Chairmanship Candidate coughing out Over 1 million Naira just for Nomination Forms.
“As a PDP member myself and having been One for Over 7 years, PDP has always proved to Be Youth and Women Friendly and I don’t expect Abia State to be Different, Most Importantly I know the party has always given special Consideration to Women , So I expect Abia PDP and other Opposition Parties to tow same line and review the Cost of Nomination Forms to enable Leaders with Genuine Interests of the People at Heart to Emerge!