Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has stated that his administration is considering another local government election before he leaves office in May 29, 2023.
The lastest was contained in a statement released on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Abia state, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka.
Candidreporters.com recalls that the tenure of the local government chairmen elapsed on December 23, 2022. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu however directed the immediate dissolution of all 17 Local Government Area Chairmen in the State, their Deputies and Councillors following the expiration of their tenure.
The dissolved Council officers were elected into a two-year term in office in December 2020.
See full press release below:👇
MY ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING ANOTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS BEFORE
The Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu says his expectation is to conduct another Local Government polls before he leaves office in May this year.
The Governor made the disclosure while inaugurating new Commissioners for the Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Umuahia. He has therefore charged the Chairman and Commissioners to come up with proposals for the conduct of the last local Government election within the tenure of his administration.
According to him, Prof. Nkpa Agu Nkpa’s tenure as Chairman is subsisting and Mr. Onyekachi Dinneya is the Secretary of the commission and charged the commission. to start functioning immediately.
The Governor, who appreciated the Prof. Nkpa led ABSIEC for conducting two succesful LG elections under his first tenure as ABSIEC Chairman, congratulated them on their appointments.
The six Commissioners
are: Prince Dan Okoli, Onyebinanma Sunday Onyebinanma, Dan Onwutuebe, Henry Okachie Okere, Enyinnaya Ebere and Mrs Precious Achumba.
Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated ABSIEC Commissioners, the ABSIEC Chairman, Prof. Nkpa Agu Nkpa and the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Onyekachi Dinneya thanked the Governor for the team selected to strengthen the ABSIEC and assured they would work more assiduously and make the Governor and the State proud.
Deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, members of the State Executive Council and other top officials of the State Government witnessed the event.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
13th January, 2023.