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Ebonyi Assembly approves N180m for LG election



SPEAKER of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Francis Nwifuru has  said that the sum of N180 million has been approved for conducting of local government elections slated to hold on April 25.

  Nwifuru noted that Governor David Umahi who requested that the money be approved for Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) for the conduct of the elections cut across the 13 council areas in the state.

  He said that the governor’s request was decent as it would enable the commission work effectively for a credible election.

  Meanwhile, since EBSIEC released timetable and guidelines for the elections, the aspirants and supporters throng their party’s secretariat on daily basis to purchase nomination forms for chairmanship and chancellorship positions.

  The PDP had also faulted insinuations in some quarters over the purported endorsements of the state governor to some serving council chairmen, stressing that the party’s primaries would be free and fair.

  The chairman of the party, Onyekachi Nwebonyi urged all interested aspirants to pick their nomination forms, insisting that the governor has not endorsed any particular aspirant. But whether there were endorsements or not, the governor may have some of his strong allies returned as council chairmen for the sake of 2023 elections.

  Some of the aspirants that pick the nomination forms included; Sunday Eze (Ishielu); Eni Uduma Chima (Afikpo North); Felix Igboke (Onicha); Ogbonnaya Ude (Ivo); Nkechinyere Iyioku( Ohaozara); Chinyere Nwogbaga (Ebonyi); Clement Odah (Ohaukwu) among others.

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