Imo fixes LG election for July 14

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The Chairman of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission , Ethelbert Ibebuchi , has rendered an unreserved apology to the people of the state over the inability of the electoral umpire to conduct the local government and councillorship elections in seven years .

Ibebuchi , who tendered the apology while addressing critical stakeholders at the ISIEC headquarters in Owerri , the state capital, ,announced that LGAs and councillorship elections would hold on July 14 .

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He said , “ISIEC regrets that elections into the local government councils ought to have come before now .

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“However , this couldn ’t be on account of mounting challenges for which strenuous efforts have been deployed in order to put things right .”

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Ibebuchi , who promised a peaceful , free and fair election , added , “Our democracy has come to stay and most of us will concur in the affirmative . For our democratic ethics , norms and values to be sustained , the grassroots have critical roles to play .”

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