The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC, has said it will soon commence review of the delineation of very local government area in Imo State into electoral wards for the purposes of the forthcoming local government election.
According to a statement by Julius Onyenucheya, Chairman of the Commission, it said the delineation exercise is pursuant section 9(1)(4) of the IMO State Independent Electoral Commission Law no 4 of 2000(as amended); section 18(4) of the IMO state Local Government Administration Law no 15(as amended) and All other powers connected thereto.
Part of the statement reads “ , NOTICE is hereby given that the IMO state Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) shall commence Review of the delineation of every Local Government Area in IMO State into Electoral wards for the purposes of the forth coming Local Government Election.
According to the Chairman, “All existing ISIEC Wards (as at 2004) and Communities that wish to be so delineated as ISIEC Electoral Wards must satisfy with proof the under listed conditions or be delisted:-
a. Evidence of Emerging Communities;
b. Minimum population of 5,000;
c. Minimum registered voters of 3,000
d. Cultural and ancestral affinity;
e. Presence of a public school or any other public institution;
f. Evidence of religious worship centres;
g. Evidence of a functional market;
h. Presence of existing minimum of five pooling units;
I. A sketch map showing the existing INEC Registration ISIEC ward and the proposed ISIEC ward.
“Submission of applications and relevant documents begins from Monday, 29th July 2019 and ends on Friday, 2nd August, 2019 while consideration and review exercise commences on Monday, 5th August, 2019 till Friday 23rd August, 2019.
“All applications with relevant documents should be addressed to the CHAIRMAN, IMO state Independent Electoral Commission, Owerri and submitted to the Electoral Officer, ISIEC Office in each of the Local Government Areas in IMO state where the existing or proposed ward situate.