Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) said it has scheduled local government election for Saturday, December 17, 2016.
He said “the development is in exercise of the powers conferred on the commission by Part 11, Third Schedule, Section 4, Sub-section (a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and pursuant to the Fifth Schedule, Section 160 of Abia State Local Government Law No. 9 of 2002.”
Justice Akomas, urged interested candidates of political parties wishing to participate in the said election to obtain nomination forms from the headquarters of the commission “not later than October 14, 2016.”
He also said the details of the planned polls would be made available to all the parties concerned soon.