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No Plan To Run Councils With Caretaker Committees—Enugu Govt

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The Enugu State Government has dismissed report that it planned to run the local government by caretaker committees.

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

He described as unfortunate, the rumour making the rounds that the state government was planning to impose transition committees in the 17 local government councils.

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Eze-Aka admonished politicians to be patient, 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.

When asked whether Gov. Peter Mbah has any plan to shift the election slated for Feb. 24, the commissioner did not give a definite answer.

“I will not say, Yes or No, but I will be asking for patience.

“People should stop panicking over whether the election will be conducted or not. At the appropriate time, the government will do the needful,” he said.

It would be recalled that the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), in October 2023 released timetable for the election scheduled for Feb. 24, 2024.

However, there has been anxiety and rumour spreading across the state that the election might not hold as scheduled.

Those expressing the doubt over the conduct of the poll had argued that there were no signs of preparations by the commission.

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Recall that the tenure of the incumbent council chairmen will expire in March.

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