LG elections will definitely hold in Enugu soon says ENSIEC Chairman

The Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) has reiterated that local government elections will definitely hold in Enugu when the tenure of the elected council officials ends in December.

The ENSIEC conducted council election on November 4, 2017 in the state, which produced the current council officials that are meant to serve for two years.

The chairman of ENSIEC, Dr Mike Ajogwu, disclosed this in Enugu Monday following doubts from some quarters over the conduct of council polls in the state.

People had expressed doubts following the seemingly lack of political activities to that effect barely one month to the expiration of the current council administration in the state.

But Ajogwu said that there was no fixed timing or timetable for the exercise adding that the commission was putting its acts together to put out the timing or timetable very soon.

“Yes, there is no doubt about it; there will be local government council elections soon. However, we have not got the date or timing for it yet.

“I am going to meet with all my (ENSIEC) commissioners soon and after that, we will call an all-inclusive political stakeholders meeting.

“After the stakeholders meeting, we will release a definite date for the election as well as activities leading to the election proper,’’ he said.

Ajogwu noted that all political stakeholders in the state would be carried along and duly communicated.

There are 17 local government councils and 260 political wards in the state.

In the last council council election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) swept all the elective positions in the 17 council areas.

Credit: Louis Amoke

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