The Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) will on December 17 hold elections into the chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 17 local government areas and 292 electoral wards of the state.

The electoral body announced the date of the election on Wednesday while briefing reporter in Umuahia, the capital of the state.

The Commissioner for Information of the electoral body, Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha, hinted that the administration’s decision to conduct the LG elections despite all the variables and challenges was due to the determination of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to better the lives of the citizenry especially at the grassroots.

Meanwhile, all candidates of political parties intending to participate in the election have been asked to proceed to ABSIEC’s headquarters for collection of nomination forms not later than October 14.

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