By: David Uka, Abakaliki
The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) has issued notice of Local Government elections in the State.
According to the notice issued by the Commission and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, the State Electoral umpire fixed April 25th as date for Council elections throughout the State.
The notice was signed by the Comission’s Chairman, Jossy Eze and Secretary, Chukwuemeka Oji.
According to the notice, elections will hold in all the 1785 local wards across the state and nomination papers are to be delivered to the Commission’s headquarters in Abakaliki.
According to the statement:
“Further take notice that the date of elections (Day of polls) is
Saturday, 25th day of April2020, throughout Ebonyi state, and that
nomination papers are to be delivered at the commissions Headquarters,
No. 1 Onwe Road , Abakaliki, Ebonyi State”, it stated.
“Also take notice that it is further published in each of the thirteen
(13) Local Government Areas and One thousand seven hundred and
eighty-five Electoral wards in Ebonyi State that elections are to be
The statement further disclosed that the process was pursuant to the provisions of the Constitutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) as well as the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission Law, 2001, (as amended).
The current Chairmen of the council were sworn in on the May 29 2017 after the election which was conducted in April same year.
In that election the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state won in all the local government areas and 1785 local wards in the state.
It will be recalled that the State House of Assembly recently passed a bill reducing the tenure of the Council Leadership from three to two years.