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ADC Issues Ultimatum to Uzodimma– Conduct Local Government Elections in 6 Months or Face Legal Consequences


ADC Issues Ultimatum to Uzodimma– Conduct Local Government Elections in 6 Months or Face Legal Consequences

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has issued a stern ultimatum to Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, urging him to allocate funds and direct the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) to organize local government council elections within the next six months. Failure to comply, warns the ADC, will result in legal and political repercussions. The party also criticized Uzodimma for allegedly deceiving the state’s youth with promises of securing overseas employment for 4,000 individuals in Canada and Europe.

The ADC emphasized the need for the governor to tap into the indigenous talents and potential of Imo youths, expressing dismay at the perceived political underdevelopment and leadership suppression orchestrated by Uzodimma and his predecessors. The party urged Uzodimma to create a conducive environment for investors, citing concerns that some businesses in the state were considering relocation due to political witch-hunting and increasing insecurity.

The ADC set a deadline, stating that if by the end of January 2024, ISIEC fails to announce the timetable for Imo State Local Government Council Elections, the party will take legal and political actions to declare the transition government illegal. The party also threatened to request the Federal Ministry of Finance to withhold Local Government Allocation for Imo State.

In response, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, asserted that the state government, under Uzodimma’s leadership, has initiated preparations for LGA elections. Emelumba assured that ISIEC is on standby, emphasizing that elections will soon be conducted in all twenty-seven LGAs of the state.


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