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
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP. Zanna Ibrahim has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state over the appointment of former police Commissioner, Chief Mike Ogbodu as Chairman of reconstituted board of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka said that the state police chief has expressed delight with the appointment, stated that he has no doubt that the retired Police CP, whom he described as a thorough-bred and seasoned statesman will bring his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his new roles and be of immense value to the electoral process in the state and country at large. Meanwhile, the statement said that the police boss has stated that in line with the IGP’s
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 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
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State is set to sack the Chairman and board members of the State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), constituted by his predecessor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan to enable him appoint his trusted allies, BigPen Online can authoritatively report. The governor, it was gathered wants to plant his men in DSIEC, handover the councils to Head of Personnel Management, HPMs whom would manage the council pending the conduct of local government election sometime in April, 2018. Governor Okowa had earlier said he would never run the councils with Caretaker Committees. BigPen Online can authoritatively report that with this development, there would be no Council Election in the state this year contrary to claims by the DSIEC's Chairman, Mr. Moses Ogbe that they ...