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Imo LG Elections To Hold March, 12

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16 Political Parties To Participate — Commission

By Sampson Uhuegbu, Owerri

The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC, has fixed March 12, 2022, for the Local Government Council election.

Addressing journalists at commission’s Secretariat, Owerri, the ISIEC Boss ; Hon. Chief Mrs. Ugochi Onyeka, who was represented by one of the Commissioners; Hon. Henry Adimelechi, explained that Imo Electoral Commission has discussed with the Inter-party Advisory Council, IPAC on their preparedness for the election.

“We are prepared and the time table is ready. We shall be transparent and ready to conduct a free, fair and credible election. We therefore urge all the political parties to get ready for the election”.

She noted, there is no legal impediment that could mar conduct of the Local Government election, adding that the coming is having no challenge over forthcoming polls.

“ISIEC had consulted different political parties and other relevant stakeholders therein we explained the election will be an equal participatory excise.”, She assured.

Hon. Ugochi Onyeka further disclosed the Council polls will take place at the Three Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Three (3,523) polling units and Three Hundred and Five (305) Electoral wards.

Also, a release sheared during the briefing reads, “In accordance with sub- section (1) of section 12, schedule iv of the Electoral Law No 5 of 2021 of Imo State and section 30(I) of Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Elections into the Local Government Council Chairmanship and Councilorship positions in the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State will hold on Saturday, 12th day of March, 2022, at 8: am.”

It further states that nomination papers are to be delivered at the commission’s Head office, located at No. 21 Orlu road, Owerri.

In his response, the Imo State Chairman of Allied Peoples Party, APP, Hon. Edoziem Clinton, thanked the Commission for fixing date for the election.

He called on them to hold a free and fair election so as to give everyone a sense of belonging.

Also at the briefing was the Imo State Electoral Commission’s Director of Legal Services; Barrister Ogoo Olumba and other Staff of the Commission.

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