Barely four months to the end his tenure, Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu says his is considering conducting another Local Government polls.
The governor is expected to bow out of office on May 29 after the completion of his two terms of four years.
The governor spoke on Friday at the inauguration of the new Commissioners for the Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Umuahia.
He charged the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Nkpa Agu Nkpa and Commissioners to come up with proposals for the conduct of the last local Government election within the tenure of his administration, the governor’s chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka said in a statement.
According to him, Prof. Nkpa Agu Nkpa’s tenure as Chairman is subsisting and Mr. Onyekachi Dinneya is the Secretary of the commission and charged the commission. to start functioning immediately.
The statement added, “The Governor, who appreciated the Prof. Nkpa led ABSIEC for conducting two succesful LG elections under his first tenure as ABSIEC Chairman, congratulated them on their appointments.
“The six Commissioners are: Prince Dan Okoli, Onyebinanma Sunday Onyebinanma, Dan Onwutuebe, Henry Okachie Okere, Enyinnaya Ebere and Mrs Precious Achumba.
“Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated ABSIEC Commissioners, the ABSIEC Chairman, Prof. Nkpa Agu Nkpa and the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Onyekachi Dinneya thanked the Governor for the team selected to strengthen the ABSIEC and assured they would work more assiduously and make the Governor and the State proud.
“Deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, members of the State Executive Council and other top officials of the State Government witnessed the event.”