NO PLAN TO INSTITUTE CARETAKERS IN ENUGU LGS – COMMISSIONER

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NO PLAN TO INSTITUTE CARETAKERS IN ENUGU LGS – COMMISSIONER

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

The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Aka Eze-Aka made this disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu.

He described as unfortunate, the rumour making the rounds that the state government was planning to impose transition committees in the local government councils, advising politicians to be patient and desist from peddling rumours capable of heating up the state.

“It is just a build-up 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.

Recall that the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission, ENSIEC, in October 2023 released the timetable for the election scheduled for Feb. 24, 2024.

However, rumour has been 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 chairmen will expire in March.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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