ARRANGEMENTS CONCLUDED FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COUNCILLORSHIP ELECTIONS IN IMO STATE.
The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC says it has concluded arrangements to ensure hitch-free local Government and Councillorship Elections in the state, tomorrow.
The Chairman of the Commission, Chief Ethelbert Ibebuchi made this known during a news conference in Owerri.
According to Chief Ibebuchi, fourteen political parties fielded candidates for the elections having met the conditions stipulated by the Commission.
Chief Ibebuchi explained that voting would take place in three thousand five hundred and twenty three polling units cutting across six hundred and thirty five autonomous communities in the state.
He noted that eight thousand ad hoc staff had been recruited and trained by the Commission to assist in conducting free, fair and credible elections in the state.
Imo State Independent Electoral Commission has made available to participating political parties and their candidates a level playing ground to actively take part .There shall be a restriction of movement of persons between EIGHT AM and FOUR PM when polls are expected to have come to an end.
Chief Ibebuchi gave an assurance that adequate security arrangement had been put in place to maintain law and order during the polls and urged the people to come out and vote candidates of their choice.
Our Correspondent reports that local government election was conducted last in Imo state in Two thousand and Ten while the elected Chairmen and Councilors were dissolved in Two thousand and eleven over alleged irregularities in the conduct of the polls. CHINAZO ILECHUKWU