The Independent National Electoral Commission , on Tuesday , announced its preparedness to conduct the Isi – Uzo State Constituency bye – election in Enugu State on Saturday , October 31 , 2020 .
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner , Dr Emeka Ononamadu , who disclosed the readiness of the commission to conduct a free, fair and credible election , stated that it would also ensure the transparency of the process .
According to Ononamadu , out of 72 , 289 registered voters in the constituency, 69 , 626 who have collected their Permanent Voter Cards will participate in the coming poll.
The member representing the Isi – Uzo council area, Chijoke Ugwueze, had died during the COVID – 19 lockdown .
In July when Ugwueze was buried, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party announced that it would nominate his widow to replace him .
But the opposition All Progressives Congress vowed to win the bye – election , saying that Ugwueze’ s widow she should go and mourn her husband .
The APC is fielding Mr MacDonald Okwor, who is the son of the traditional ruler of Ikem community and headquarters of the Isi – Uzo Local Government Council as its candidate for the election .