The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi at the weekend announced a lift of the ban on the conduct of local government elections in the state.
Recall that the election was billed to take place in April 2020 but was canceled by the governor as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Umahi announced the lift on the ban in a statement, signed and forwarded to DAILY POST in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, by his Commissioner of Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji.
The statement reads: “In exercise of his powers under Ebonyi State Coronavirus and other Dangerous (Infectious) Diseases and Related Matters Law, 2020 and Regulations thereof and all other enabling laws thereto, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Nweze Umahi has issued an Executive Order lifting the suspension of Electoral Processes and Political Activities for the 2020 Local Government Elections in Ebonyi State.
“To this end, therefore, the Governor has directed Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) to immediately commence activities for the conduct of the 2020 Local Government Elections in the State as required by law” it stated.