Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has appointed 17 transition council chairmen and their deputies across the local government areas of the state.
In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Uzor Nwanneukwu, on Tuesday, the governor requested that the nominees approach the state House of Assembly for their screening as required by law.
Among the nominees are Chief David Ogba, the TC Chairman for the Ohafia LGA, and Mkpa Uka, as deputy. Chief Joe Ezearu was nominated as TC Chairman for the Arochukwu LGA and Mr Okezie Azuma as his deputy. Dr Elelenta Elele is the chairman-nominee for the IsialaNgwa South LGA, and Mr Eberechukwu Ahuruonye is the deputy.
The chairman-nominee for the IsialaNgwa North LGA is Mr C.Y Nwankwo, and Mr Uchenna Nwanbuko is the deputy.
Also nominated is Mr Newman Azu for chairman, Ukwa West LGA, while Mr Anele Michael is the deputy. Dr Ngozi Nwagbara was nominated as chairman for the Ukwa East LGA, and Chief Onyebuchi Nnah as the deputy.
Mr Obike Nnochiri was nominated as chairman for the Umuahia South LGA, and Mr Olendingwa Nwabueze as the deputy. Chief Victor Ikeji was nominated as Chairman for the Umuahia North LGA, while his deputy is Mr Okechukwu Amah.
Others are Mr Ndubuisi Ike for the Umunneochi LGA and Mr Njoku Augustine as the deputy. Air Vice Marshal Chinwendu Onyike (retd.) was nominated as chairman for the Isuikwuato LGA, and Harrison Onuke as the deputy.
Ikwuano LGA has Mr Osinachi Nwaka as chairman and Chief Charles Ugbuajah as deputy. Bende LGA Chairman is Bar Chijoke Nwankwo, while Mr Onyedikachi Iroegbu is the deputy.
Obingwa LGA has Dr Eric Egwuibe as its Chairman and Mr Chiemela Ekpemu as the deputy. Ugwunagbo LGA has Comrade Nosike Ihesiaba as Chairman and Mr Nnamdi Chijioke as deputy.
Aba North LGA has Ide Udeagbala as the chairman-nominee and Nnaemeka Ogbonna as deputy. Aba South LGA is to be chaired by Mr Uchechukwu Wogu and Mrs Nkiru Ugwu as deputy, while Osisioma Ngwa LGA has Israel Nweke as Chairman and Young Ngwaziem as the deputy.