LG Elections: Movement restricted from 8am – 5pm in Imo

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Due to the Local Government Elections in Imo State, there will be no movement between 8:00am and 5:00 according to a press release from the state government.

The release also has it that the election scheduled for August 25, 2018, ‘today’, will be taking place in the 25 Local Government Areas of the State for elections of LG Chairmen, as well as in the 645 autonomous communities of the state for the election of Councilors.

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See Full Press Release Below

SUBJECT: THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION & RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENTS

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This is to inform the general public and Imo people in particular that following the Local Government election that will be Conducted in the State on Saturday, August 25, 2018 there will be restriction of movements between 8 O’clock in the morning and 5 O’clock in the evening.

The Local Government election apart from taking place in the twenty-seven (27) Local Governments in the State for the purpose of electing the Council Chairmen, the exercise will also take place in the 645 autonomous communities for the sake of electing the Councillors.

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In line with the vision of Governor Rochas Okorocha and policy of the Rescue Mission Government in the State to take government to the grassroot and ensure swift development, the government decided to allow the autonomous communities to elect one Councillor each and the Councillors will be the bridge between the government at all levels in the State and the communities involved. And indeed, this lofty development had followed a law to that effect, enacted by the State House of Assembly.

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The general public and moreover Imo people are urged to take cognizance of the period the restriction would last and act accordingly, bearing in mind the importance the government attaches to the Local Government election.

The governor regrets any inconvenience the restriction might cause.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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