APC Chieftain Expresses Concern Over Governor Fubara’s Silence on Rivers LG Election

Hon. Innocent Ajaelu, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has voiced apprehension over the prolonged silence of Governor Siminalayi Fubara regarding the forthcoming local government election in the state.

The tenure of the current chairmen and councilors of the 23 local government areas (LGAs) in Rivers State is set to expire in July of this year.

In response to this impending deadline, the State House of Assembly recently passed an amendment to the Local Government Law 2018, granting the authority to extend the tenures of LG chairmen through house resolutions.

Speaking with LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt, Ajaelu expressed anticipation that Governor Fubara would appoint heads of local government administration to oversee the affairs of the 23 LGAs post-tenure expiration. He emphasized the crucial role of local government in governance, likening it to the education sector’s importance in development.

Ajaelu conveyed his concern regarding the absence of indications or plans for the local government election, stating that such silence raises questions about the state government’s intentions. He underscored the significance of effective local government administration as the cornerstone of grassroots development, cautioning against any neglect or mismanagement in this sector.

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