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Three political parties field candidates for Aba-South by-election

Only three political parties have fielded candidates for the vacant

Aba-South state constituency seat in the by-election scheduled for

Saturday, August 16, 2014.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National

Electoral Commission, Abia State, Professor Jacob Jatau, who

disclosed this at a news conference, on Thursday, in Umuahia,

identified the parties as the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, the

All Progressives Grand Alliance and the All Progressives Congress.

The Aba-South state constituency seat became vacant following the

death of PDP leader, Chief Nwogu Iheasimuo, popularly known as

Onye Keke, in March.

According to INEC, the PDP is fielding the widow of the late

lawmaker, Mrs. Nkemdirim Iheasimuo, while APGA fields Chimaobi

Akwara, and Smart Onuabuchi runs on the platform of the APC.

The INEC boss expressed the confidence that the commission

would conduct a credible poll, adding that non-sensitive electoral

materials for the exercise had arrived the state.

He said 700 INEC officials, including 635 National Youth Service

Corps members had been mobilised for the by-election, adding that

no fewer than five RECs would be in Abia to help supervise the

Meanwhile, the representatives of all the three political parties

participating in the poll witnessed the delivery of the sensitive and

non-sensitive electoral materials from the Umuahia branch of the

Central bank of Nigeria.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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