Ebonnyi to hold LGA elections in April




Blueprint staff, Shade interviewing INEC official in Damaturu Yobe state

Ebonyi state Independent Electoral  Commission(EBSIEC) Wednesday released notice for 2020 Local Government Areas elections in the state.

According to the release, elections is slated to hold on Saturday, 25th April 2020 at the 13 LGAs and 1,785 wards in the state.


This was contained in a document published and signed by Mr. Jossy Eze, Chairman of EBSIEC, Mr.Chukwuemeka Oji, secretary of thecommission.


The document captioned ‘notice of Election’ further stated that nomination papers are to be delivered to the Commission’s headquarters in Abakaliki and also explained that publication of the notice of the election would be published in each of the 13 local government councils ofthe state.

It states,“Further take notice that the date of elections (Day of polls) isSaturday, 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
held”.

The EBSIEC noted that the election is “pursuant to 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”.

Ebonyi state house of assembly had recently passed
amended  law as it concerns tenure of the local government council
chairmen from three-year tenure to two-year tenure.

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