By: IFEANYI Okonkwo
……Why are we doing what we know is wrong
Local government system must be functional
The member representing Dunukofia Constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu has called on Executive Governor of Anambra State Prof Charles Soludo To Conduct Local government election.
Hon. Ezeudu while making his submission at plenary declared Transition Committee at the Local Government level illegal. He urged Soludo to constitute effective Local Government Election in the State with immediate effects.
In his words “Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution as amended made it very clear that the local government system is the third tear of government.
“Section 8 of the 1999 constitution as amended, mandate the state government to conduct local government election.
“More than six years that I have been in these assembly there have been the recalling decimal of appointing transition chairmen. Are we the conspirators of our own misfortune?
” I have the instruction and mandate to my people, to say NO to Transition Chairmen and Chancellor’s.
“Our naugbouring states like Enugu and Delta have conducted free, fair and transpirent local government elections.
“The local government system in Anambra state has collapsed. How can a level 14 staff be a clarical staff.
“We where voted by our people to defend and represent them. The entire Anambra State voted Mr. Governor because they believe that he will install duo process and the rule of law.
” I don’t know the people who are trying to deceive Mr. Governor to continue with the recalling decimal of placing people that are not accountable to there constituents.
” W as honourable members must choose if we want to speak for the people or be called rubber stamp lawmakers.
” I will never support transition anymore. There are many local government workers have retired. Some has passed on by answering the call of nature. No employment at the local government system.
” Why are we coming here to keep doing what we know is wrong. Am speaking with the mandate of my people and the mind of ndi-Anambra.
” Majority of the people that voted for Prof Charles Soludo believed in him and believes that he will conduct local government election.
” If we where making mistake of confirming TC chairman, it will not happen again”. Ezeudu submitted
Speaking to house Corespondents in an interview after plenary, Hon Ezeudu said when you keep bringing people who are appointees, they will keep giving account to those that appointed them.
“If am the governor, I will conduct the LG Election. Mr. Peter Obi did it when he was the Governor. Willie Obiano did not do so.
“Local government system must be functional.