25 January 2013

Nigeria: Stop Crying Wolf Over LG Caretaker C'ttees, Delta PDP Tells ACN

Asaba — DELTA State chapter of ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh-led Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state to join hands with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan's administration to move the state to greater heights rather than engage in unwarranted outcry over delay in conducting local government elections.

State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Deinghan Macaulay, in a statement in Asaba, yesterday, said: "The state government is not in any way delaying the conduct of local government elections in the state. Indeed, screened and confirmed members of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, will be inaugurated by Governor Uduaghan after which the members of the Commission will conduct the local government elections.

"The outcry from ACN was a distraction because Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, had dragged the state government before a state high court sitting in Otu-Jeremi, over appointment and inauguration of local government Caretaker Transition Committees in the state, in which the court ruled in favour of the state, saying that there can not be any vacuum in the councils."

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