The chairman of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state, Sir Constantine Itiako Ikpokpo, popularly known as Malik, has declared his intentions to be reelected with a special Catholic Church thanksgiving mass to wind up his first term in office. Ikpokpo who is the outgoing Chairman of the Association of Local Government Of Nigeria, (ALGON), Delta state chapter, had on Tuesday invited his political associates, family members, friends, well wishers in a special thanksgiving mass for his successful tenure in office. BigPen Online reports that the service held at St John de Baptist Catholic Church, Oleh, headquarters of the local government area signified the end of his first tenure which was dedicated to God and the beginning of another three years term.
The Delta State Independent National Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has released the timetable for the 2018 local government elections, ending claims by the state government that the much- awaited elections would hold this year. The newly swore in DSIECs Chairman, Chief Mike Ogbodu, in a statement announcing the election timetable, indicated that it would hold the council elections on January 6, 2018. ALSO READ: Intrigue Begins, As Delta Council Polls May Not Hold Over Imminent Court Order The statement obtained by BigPen Online on Tuesday said that conduct of Party Primaries by political parties would start by Saturday 14th and end by Saturday 28th October 2017. The press statement titled “Time Table And Schedule Of Activities For Local Government Council General Election, 2
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has charged members of the reconstituted board of the State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC to acquaint themselves with the new electoral law and other enabling laws so that they will always do their best for the electorates. Okowa stated this while swearing-in the Chairman of the commission, Chief Michael Ogbodu and other members of the Commission at inner Chambers of Governor office in Asaba, the state capital. The Governor said the Chairman and other members of the Commission should; “look into the law establishing the commission, get themselves acquainted with it, so that they are able to carry out all other duties as specified by the law creating the commission.” He specifically charged members of DSIEC to carry out their fu
Indications have emerged that the proposed local government election in Delta State may not hold after all. The proposed election, if eventually held may likely be a subject of litigation. In preparation for the "election", Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday swore in members of the newly constituted board of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC. The board was reconstituted after the passage of the new DSIEC law (as amended) by the Delta State House of Assembly and assented to few days ago by Governor Okowa. However, before the swearing in ceremony held at Government House Asaba on Monday, the group, Delta Stakeholders Group which had last week faulted the new electoral law and vowed to challenge it, warned aspirants of imminent court order to stop the polls
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Monday sworn in the new Chairman of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC and six other members of the board, amidst controversy over the new electoral law assented to recently by the governor. The Governor performed the swearing in at the Governor's Chamber, Government House, Asaba, the state capital. A group, Delta Stakeholders Group had few days ago faulted the new DSIEC law which was passed by the Delta State House of Assembly. The group described the law as "bad" , "void" and inconsistent with constitutional provisions. Meanwhile, those swore in to run the affairs of the commission are: 1. Chief Mike Ogbodu – Chairman 2. Mr. Fredrick Oduje Ulakpa – Member 3. Mr. Friday Edmund Seimode – Member 4. Mr.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Tuesday signed into law the new Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) Bill, paving way for the conduct of elections into the 25 Local Government Councils in the State. The Governor also signed two other bills into law; the Local Government Amendment Bill (2017) and the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill (2016). Besides, Governor Okowa has also named seven- member board for the new DSIEC, subject to confirmation by the State House of Assembly. Signing the DSIEC's bill into law as presented by the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori accompanied by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi, Clark of the House, Mrs Lyna Ochulor and other Principal officers, Governor Okowa said it was the f...
As reported earlier by BigPen Online, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has dissolved the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC. Okowa, announced the dissolution of the board in a letter to the State House of Assembly read at planery on Thursday. The approval of the dissolution followed a motion raised in the House in accordance with section 7 subsections 1 of the law establishing the board. The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori presided over the dissolution done during plenary on Thursday. BigPen Online had exclusively reported that Okowa had made moves to allegedly 'lay off' the board apparently because he has lost confidence on the members who were appointed by his predecessor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. Majority Leader of the House, Honourable Tim Owhefere, moved mot