Abia council poll holds December 17

Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) has announced that election into the 17 local government councils will hold on December 17 this year.

In a statement yesterday, ABSIEC Chairman, Justice Igbozurike Akomas invited aspirants of all political parties to procure the nomination forms from the commission not later than October 14, 2016. He indicated that the details of the scheduled council election would soon be made available to all the concerned parties.

Akomas said that “the development is in exercise of the powers conferred on the Commission by Part 11, Third Schedule, Section 4, Sub-section (a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and pursuant to the Fifth Schedule, Section 160 of Abia State Local Government Law NO. 9 of 2002.”

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, welcoming the move, described running of the LG Councils by elected officials appropriate and in line with provisions and dictates of the constitution.

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