NLNG Corporate Respect banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Abia LG elections to hold January

By Boniface Okoro, Umuahia on 04/09/2012

Gmail icon

Views: 3,138


Local government elections are to be conducted in Abia State in January next year, Governor Theodore Orji has said.

Council polls were lasted conducted in Abia in 2007 shortly after the governor assumed office to do his first tenure.

Since the expiration of the tenure of the elected chairmen and councillors in 2009, local governments in the state have been run by Transition Committees whereby people are appointed to administer the third tier of government for a maximum period of six months.

Earlier this year, the National Assembly had frowned at what it described as the undemocratic method most states are administering the local government system with appointees rather than elected people and directed states using the system to discard them and conduct council polls immediately.

News Express reports that the Abia State House of Assembly, charged with making good laws for the local governments, had parried questions on why it had not mustered the courage to press for the conduct of council polls in the state, saying that the state was ready for the exercise but decided to put it on hold because of the proposed amendment of the constitution by the National Assembly.

But speaking yesterday in Umuahia, the state capital, Governor Orji attributed the delay in holding council polls in Abia to plans by his administration to institute a sound financial system in the local government system, saying that his administration inherited huge debts left behind by elected council chairmen.

His words: “I inherited N29 billion and additional N2.9 billion unpaid wages and emoluments from the elected council chairmen which I was able to clear with the use of Transition Chairmen. Right now, financial transactions in the local governments are going on very, very well. We have been fighting to plug all loopholes to institute sound financial practices in the local governments.”

The governor told newsmen that the Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) would work out the modalities that would ensure level playing field for all the political parties to contest in the forthcoming council polls.

“The Transition Committees we are using is not perpetual. It is an interim exercise. By January, we will do local government election” he stated.

*Photo: Governor Orji

Source News Express

Posted 04/09/2012 11:34:36 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Boko Haram attack military bases in Borno State,...

The Chief Segun Olusola that I knew, By...

Rivers Elections: INEC announcement suspicious, received with mixed...

Labour to FG: We’ll fight attempt to sack...

Two men arrested after attacks on UK Mosques...

N18,000 minimum wage not sufficient for Nigerian workers...

How I was forced into 41-day dry fasting...

Aiteo Cup Victory: Divine intervention, Enugu Rangers and...

Okowa congratulates victorious PDP candidates, thanks Deltans for...

Okowa promises more projects as thousands of Deltans...

Ohanaeze youths warn security agents over unwarranted attack...

Details emerge of how Ibori used foundations to...

 

Latest News 39 found dead inside truck Court suspends recruitment of 10,000 Police constables Gunmen abduct Government House official, demand N50m ransom FEC directs minimum wage payment on or before December 31 Suspected kidnappers arrested for abduction, murder months after release from prison Ex-militants, others threaten to shut down NDDC Federal High Court Judge kidnapped, abductors demand huge ransom Suspected Kaduna gunrunner falls into army’s net SHOCKER: ‘50m Nigerians suffer from mental disorder’ Sex for grade: Varsity descends on randy lecturer Atiku’s son, 22 others among Adamawa commissioner nominees We’re not under FG’s pressure to relocate to Lagos, Kaduna — Innoson Motors

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (553,083 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (448,185 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (396,062 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,364 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,780 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (267,169 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,522 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,938 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,494 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,686 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (199,013 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (196,166 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,510) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,132) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (693) Features (838) Global Business Monitor (476) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,109) Interview (205) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (456) News (53,014) Opinion (1,402) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,598) Religion (1,112) Sports (2,198) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera