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Ebonyi LGA election: I don’t have a candidate -Governor Nwifuru

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Ebonyi LGA election: I don't have a candidate -Governor Nwifuru

As political actors in Ebonyi State brace up for the July 20, local government election, Governor Francis Nwifuru, has said he has no candidate.

 

Governor Nwifuru said he would not endorse any of the candidates seeking to contest for the positions to be contested across the 13 local governments and 171 (One hundred and Seventy-one) electoral wards.

 

Nwifuru said his administration would allow the people of Ebonyi to determine who governors them at the grassroots level. He advised Ndi Ebonyi and stakeholders in Abakaliki, Izzi, Ezza North, Afikpo South, Ohaukwu, Ebonyi, Oniocha, Ishielu, Ezza South, Ikwo, Afikpo North, Ohaozara, Ivo local governments to gauge the performance meters of their respective chairmen and show their reactions through the ballot.

 

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“Our Local Government election is by the corner. I am not disposed and will not impose any person on the people. It is left for the masses and stakeholders of each Local Government, to evaluate and gauge the performance meters of their respective chairmen and react accordingly. This is my position on the forthcoming Local Government election,” Nwifuru said.

 

Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) Chairman, Jossy Eze, had on Thursday, April 25, in a meeting with political party chairmen, secretaries and heads of security agencies announced the LGA elections would be held on July 20, across the 13 local governments and 171 wards.