Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) on Wednesday announced that it would conduct council elections in the state on Dec. 17, 2016.
Chairman of the commission, Justice Igbozuruike Akomas (retd), made the announcement in a statement in Abuja.
He said that polls would hold in the 292 wards in the 17 local government areas in the state.
“The development is in exercise of the powers conferred on the commission by Part II, Third Schedule, Section 4, Sub-section `a’ and `b’ of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is in pursuant to the Fifth Schedule, Section160 of Abia State Local Government Law No. 9 of 2002,” Akomas said.
He urged interested candidates of political parties to visit the headquarters of the commission for collection of nomination forms before October 14.
He said that details relating to the conduct of the election would be communicated to all the concerned parties in due course.