Important stakeholders of the Labor Party in Bayelsa State staged a rally in Yenagoa on Thursday, saying the state government does not want the local government elections.Nigeria News Guide
The term of office of the county’s elected local government council chairmen ends on August 14, 2022, and the councils are currently headed by directors of personnel management.
As a result of the government’s failure to organize the local government elections, the PDP protesters led by Christopher Timi-Ogosi protested the denial of the people to the development with placards.
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Governor Duye accused Diri of interfering in the functioning of the local government councils, stressing that the state constitution should be revised to ensure the democratic autonomy of the councils.
He lamented that “democracy in local government councils in the state is unstable due to some factors such as the unnecessary delay in holding elections under the prosperity administration of Governor Duye Diri of Bayelsa state”.
The PDP candidate from Sagbama local government, Timi-Ogosi, said, “Therefore, I call on Governor Duye Diri and the Independent Electoral Commission of Bayelsa State to put in place the necessary equipment and conduct the local government elections. , can receive dividends.NYSC Portal
“We all know that not holding elections reduces the size of local governments and undermines local development. The government should be a supporter of growth, not an obstacle.JAMB portal
“BYSIEC’s delay in conducting the election is contrary to Section 26 (a) of the Electoral Act, and it is illegal for unelected persons to hold council positions, dispose of local government funds and appropriate funds, which hinders grassroots development.
“We have made observations, raised questions and given no answers as to why the election was not held without a real reason.”
Also, the LP secretary in Sagbama LGA, Stephen Morris, said rural residents were not happy with the lack of local government polls by the state government, adding that the development of the state cannot be complete without attention to rural development. region.
Morris said, “We want the governor of Bayelsa state to conduct the local government elections. Bayelsa state is for everyone. He cannot develop Bayelsa state alone and the state must rely on the nation for development.JAMB Result
“Without grassroots leadership, there is no development or governance.”
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