Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission, EBSIEC has announced August 15, 2020 as a new date for the conduct of the local government election in the state.
The Chairman of the Commission, Chief Jossy Eze announced this while briefing political stakeholders in Abakaliki.
Chief Eze explained that the Commission was continuing with all processes already put in place for the election before it was suspended as a result of COVID-19.
He noted that the commission would re-publish the names of all qualified candidates who won the primaries before the election.
The EBSIEC Chairman stated that the commission was aware of some states that conducted LG Elections during the lockdown and emphasized that the election would be conducted in line with COVID 19 protocol.
Some of stakeholders and representatives of political parties expressed commitment to abide by the guidelines of EBSIEC.