The Governor of the State, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said in recent times, that ISIEC will conduct council polls in the state as soon as possible.
Hon.Ethelbert Ibebuchi is ready to deliver.
"The Commission is hereby enjoining all stakeholders, political parties and aspirants to be prepared for the election, which could be anytime as the Commission is retunning its preparations for the election. ISIEC wants all stakeholders, political parties, aspirants and the public to know that there is no court injuction stopping the election from taking place, even as it recognises that there are court cases involving the Commission and the Government of Imo State.The Commission like any other legal entity can sue or be sued, therefore until a court case is is decided on or pronouncements made, ISIEC is free to carry out its function including the conduct of LG elections.
"The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (as amended) provides for a system of democratically elected local government councils and our administration which believes in the rule of law and due process took this bold step of the reconstitution of the commission in the face of lean financial resources as a step towards the fulfillment of this constitutional provision."
Governor Ortom congratulated the Chairman, Dr. John Tsuwa, Secretary, Mr. John Shishi, and other members of the commission, Messrs James Ochijila, Igba Asemave, Alexander Nyookyegh, Augustine Ike, and Kate Ijogi on their appointment.
According to him, their selection was based on merit, experience, and proven integrity with the conviction that they would discharge the responsibilities required of the commission with efficiency and without blemish.
"I charge you to conduct transparent, credible, free and fair council polls even as we pledge to respect the verdict of the people," he stressed.
"The integrity of our electoral process and its reputation must be carefully nurtured so that it can earn the respect and confidence of our people, every vote must count."
Chairman of the commission, HOn. Ibebuchi sued for the cooperation of the people to deliver on transparent and credible polls while pledging to justify the confidence reposed in members.
TraditionalRulers at the recent Stakeholders meeting with the Chairman
Dr. John Tor Tsuwa attended Government secondary school Gboko and passed out in 1995. Before his appointment as the Chairman of BSIEC, he was a lecturer with the Department of Political Science.