— Charges them to Conduct LGA Election
Writing with his official Social media handle, Governor Hope Uzodinma said :
“Today, I inaugurated the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers, Government House, Owerri, with a charge that members should use their position to strengthen democracy at the grassroots.
I urged the five-man body led by Mrs. Pauline Onyeka as Chairman to go and strengthen the state electoral infrastructure that will conduct and produce credible elections in Imo State both now and in the future.
The new ISIEC is expected to produce Chairmen and Councilors with political integrity, strong in character irrespective of political party, Local Government Area or Council.
There is need for credible and reliable data for future elections and other statistical needs of the state, especially as it relates to population.
The commission is assured of our government’s support in funding and other logistics that will help them to produce credible and consistent elections that will stand the test of time.
Furthermore, I enjoined them to discharge their duties without fear or favour. If we don’t strengthen the democratic system at the LGA level, the political system will continue to be confronted with challenges in the State.”