LG Polls: EBSIEC Sensitizes Stakeholders, Electorates In Ikwo

Ebonyi State Independence Electoral Commission, EBSIEC has commenced sensitization of political party Stakeholders and electorates ahead of the 20th July LGA election in Ebonyi State.

The EBSIEC team on Thursday 27th June, 2024, arrived Onuebonyi Echara, the Headquarters of Ikwo Local Government Area, to sensitize Stakeholders, party leaders and electorates on their preparation for the election and why electorates should participate in the electoral process.
The Executive Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area, Hon. Barr. Sunday Basil Nwankwo, was present to welcome the EBISEC team at the council headquarters, Onuebonyi Echara.

Hon. Barr. Nwankwo applauded  EBSIEC for their efforts and expressed gratitude for their presence in Ikwo LGA. He stressed the importance of understanding the nitty-gritty and ethics of voting, assuring the team that Ikwo will be peaceful before, during and after the forthcoming elections. He added that the Stakeholders will provide conducive environment for future visits, particularly for their workers in the upcoming Chairmanship and Councilorship elections. 
 The EBSIEC five-member team comprising Barr. Hans Offia, Mrs. Elizabeth Nwoba, Mr. Offim Jude, Mr. Nwantiti Ekene Livinus, and Mrs. Patience Oko revealed that they were in Ikwo LGA for a one-day sensitization and voter education. 
Barr. Hans Offia, representing the EBSEC Chairman, thanked Barr. Nwankwo for his impactful leadership qualities and commended the peaceful nature of Ikwo LGA during elections. He thanked the participants for their attendance despite the short notice and encouraged them to maintain their exemplary conduct.
The team leader, Barr Hans Offia delivered lectures on achieving a violence-free election and the importance of credible elections. Mrs. Patience Oko emphasized the importance of voter education, while Mr. Offim Jude addressed the issue of voter apathy. 
The  well-organized event attracted a diverse audience, including past and present local government leaders, civil servants, traditional rulers, Ward Councilors, party chairpersons, Exco members, DC coordinators, town union leaders, CAN members, women leaders, youths, and residents aged 18 and above from various parts of Ikwo.
The sensitization Program also served as a crucial platform for learning and discussing best practices in election and voting procedures. It featured interactive sessions where participants  asked questions and engage in discussions about electoral processes. The program was a significant step towards fostering a more informed and engaged electorate in Ikwo, emphasizing the importance of credible and peaceful elections for the community's future.

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