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Enugu governor says no plan to set up caretaker committee

Peter Mbah

The Enugu government says it has no plan to institute caretaker committees in the 17 local government councils.

Information commissioner Aka Eze-Aka disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Enugu.

He described the rumour making the rounds that the state government was planning to impose transition committees in the local government councils as unfortunate.

Mr Eze-Aka admonished politicians to be patient and desist from peddling rumours capable of heating up the state.

“It is just a build-up of anxiety, and I think the people should have patience. If the election is not going to hold, it will be made known. Some people who want to contest the election are becoming too anxious and desperate,’’ he said.

When asked whether Governor Peter Mbah has any plan to shift the election slated for February 24, the commissioner did not give a definite answer.

“I will not say yes or no, but I will be asking for patience. People should stop panicking over whether the election will be conducted or not. At the appropriate time, the government will do the needful,” he said.

The Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), in October 2023, released the timetable for the election scheduled for February 24, 2024. 

However, there has been anxiety and rumour spreading across the state that the election might not hold as scheduled.

Those expressing doubt over the conduct of the poll had argued that there were no signs of preparations by the commission.

The tenure of the incumbent council chairs will expire in March. 


Source: Peoples Gazette

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