Ebonyi sets date for LG elections 

Ebonyi state Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Thursday, scheduled July, 20, 2024 for the election of new Local Government Area (LGA) chairmen.

Chairman of the Commission, Jossy Eze, disclosed this during a meeting with chairmen/secretaries of political parties and heads of security agencies in the state.

Blueprint reports that the current chairman’s tenure shall elapse on July 31, 2024.

Mr. Eze explained that the election would be held in the 171 political wards of the state and urged political parties to actively participate in the exercise by coming to the commission to pick nomination papers.

He said, “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, 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.”