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IMO STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION POSTPONES LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

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The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC), has postponed the Local Government elections slated to hold on March 25, 2022, due to security challenges in the State.


The Chairman of ISIEC, Ugochi Onyeka said they cannot hold the chairmanship and councillorship election in 10 out of the 27 local government areas in the State due to security challenges in those council areas.


Onyeka, in his announcement while addressing members of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), at the Commissions Secretariat, along Orlu Road in Owerri, the State capital, said the Commissions offices in five local government areas were recently burnt by hoodlums.


Reacting to the development, the Chairman of IPAC, and Chairman of Labour Party in Imo State, Mazi Ichie Eke said they are in full support of the ISIEC in the indefinite postponement of the elections.

Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa

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