The Imo stste chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the newly constituted Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) to accord equal opportunity to all the political parties ahead of the upcoming Local Government elections in the state
Imo state Governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha had his inauguration of the Transition Committee Chairmen for 27 Loca;l Government Areas in the state announced the desire of his administration to conduct a free and fair LGA poll in December.
The Governor also acted swiftly to his promise, when he inaugurated the State Independent Electoral Commission, headed Julius Onyenaucheya
Imo state APGA chairman Mr John Iwuala, made the appeal on Tuesday, when he paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the commission, Mr Julius Onyenaucheya, in Owerri.
Iwuala, who noted that his party has commenced adequate preparations for the election, insisted that APGA will excel and emerge victorious in so many LGAs if the election is conducted under a free and fair manner
“We want to assure ISIEC and our supporters that we are ready for the LG elections as our party has become a moving train. All arrangements have been concluded and we urge ISIEC to provide a level playing field for all political parties participating in the process.”
Responding, the ISIEC chairman said that the commission was putting finishing touches to preparations for the elections.
Onyenaucheya, who was represented by the ISIEC commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Mr Nwachukwu Nwanesi, assured that the commission would not fail Imo people.
He further emphasized the need for security agencies to be neutral during the election, noting that the neutrality of the security agencies remained one of the important conditions for credible elections.