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ADC To Sue South East Governors Over Council Polls

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The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has demanded that the governors of Abia, Anambra, and Imo States release the schedule for local government elections or face legal action. Chilos Godsent, the national vice chairman of ADC in the South East, issued this warning in a statement to the press.

Godsent praised Governors Mbah of Enugu and Nwifuru of Ebonyi for releasing election timetables for council polls. He urged the South East governors to adequately fund their state electoral commissions to facilitate the conduct of local government elections.

“The ADC requests the governors to properly constitute and fund their state Independent Electoral Commissions and immediately publish a timetable for local government council elections in their respective states,” the statement said.

Godsent emphasized the need for a democratic and functional Local Government Council System to reduce unemployment and insecurity in the South East region. He noted that the ADC maintains a 60-day deadline, expiring on June 18, 2024, after which they will seek a court injunction to mandate the federal ministry of finance to halt the release of local government allocations to the affected states. This action is due to the use of Sole Administrators, Care-Taker Committees, or Transition Committees, which violates Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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