ADVERTISEMENT

Akwa Ibom Government sets October 26 for local government elections

The Council chairmen that would emerge from the exercise would be sworn in on December 7, in compliance with the state’s electoral plan.

Akwa-Ibom Governor Umo Eno [The Guardian Nigeria]

Gov. Umo Eno disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting organised by the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) in Uyo.

Represented by Frank Archibong, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Eno said that the meeting was in preparation for the council polls. He said that council chairmen that would emerge from the exercise would be sworn in on December 7, in compliance with the state’s electoral plan.

Eno who also presented the election plan to political party representatives at the meeting, urged them to prepare for elections.

ADVERTISEMENT

“This engagement is a precursor to all of the electoral activities that will ultimately lead to the 2024 local government elections.

“The council poll could not hold in 2023 because of shortness of time, remember that we assumed office in May 29.

“That is the reason we still have caretaker committees at the local governments. I see nothing stoping us from having the elections this year,” he said.

Earlier, the Chairman of AKISIEC, Aniedi Ikoiwak, said that the meeting was to brief stakeholders on the preparations for council polls in the state.

“So this meeting gives stakeholders the opportunity to interrogate the electoral process as planned,” he stated.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said that the commission would ensure adequate deployment of electoral and security personnel during the exercise. Ikoiwak told political parties to conduct their primaries between July 22 and August 26. He said that from the timetable, campaigns would commence on August 26.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

Pulse Sports

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT