Ebonyi: EBSIEC Fixes July 20 For Council Polls As Chairman's Tenure Ends 11 Days After Election

Apr 27, 2024 - 20:26
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Ebonyi: EBSIEC Fixes July 20 For Council Polls As Chairman's Tenure Ends 11 Days After Election

From Okoh OMAKA (Abakaliki)

Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) has fixed local governemnt election for July 20, 2024. The elections would hold across the state’s 171 political wards and 13 local government areas.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Barrister Josy Eze, the Chairman of the EBSIEC and made available to newsmen shortly after stakeholders' meeting held at the commission’s offices in Abakaliki.

“Under the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999,(as amended), the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission Law, 2001, as amended, and the Ebonyi State Electoral and Related Matters Law, No. 001 of 2017, as amended, and all other powers enabling her in that behalf, the Ebonyi state independent electoral commission do hereby publish and give notice of local government council elections in Ebonyi State 2024.

“Further take notice that the date of elections ( day of polls) is Saturday, 20 day of July, 2024 throughout Ebonyi state; and that Nomination papers are to be delivered at the commission’s headquarters, No.1 Onwe road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

“Also take notice that it is further published in each of the thirteen local government areas and the one hundred and seventy-one electoral wards in Ebonyi state that elections are to be held,” the Chairman said. Meanwhile, the EBSIEC chairman’s term will end on July 31, 2024.