Ebonyi holds council polls April 25

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The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the local government election in the state would hold on April 25.

The commission noted that the elections would hold in all the 1,758 wards across the state.

The notice was signed by the commission’s Chairman, Jossy Eze, and Secretary, Chukwuemeka Oji.

According to the notice, nomination papers would be delivered to the commission’s headquarters in Abakaliki.

The statement disclosed that the process was pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) as well as the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission Law, 2001, (as amended)

The Peoples Democratic Party in the state won in all the local government areas and 1,785 local wards in the state in the last election.

Recalled that the state House of Assembly had last year, allegedly reduced the tenure of the council leadership from three to two years

It is expected that the change will take effect from the next executives to be elected in the forthcoming election.

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