By Chinonso Alozie
OWERRI—IMO State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday called on the people of the state to vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming local government election.
Okorocha made the appeal in a statement to newsmen in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.
The election which is to hold on Saturday had been postponed severally.
According to the statement, “This is to inform the general public that on Saturday, August 25, 2018, Imo people will be electing 27 chairmen for the 27 local governments in the state and 645 councillors, in the local government election slated for Saturday, August 25, 2018 and to be conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC.
“The governor has urged the Imo electorate to vote for the chairmanship and councillorship candidates of APC in the election since the APC government has done very well for the seven years it has held sway in the state.
“The governor also called for peaceful conduct on the sides of the political parties and candidates taking part in the election, while ISIEC should ensure free and fair election.”