Soludo sacks 21 Anambra transition committee chairmen 19th May 2024

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has sacked all transition committee chairmen across the 21 local government areas of the state.

This is contained in a letter titled ‘Expiration of tenure and handover to Heads of Local Government Administrations (HLGAs),’ dated May 17, 2024, and signed by the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Collins Nwabunwanne.

The order takes effect from Monday, May 20, 2024.

The letter read, “Following the expiration of your tenure as Transition Committee Chairman, you are hereby directed to handover the affairs of your Local Government Council to the Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), in your respective Local Government Councils.

“This directive takes effect from Monday, 20th day of May, 2024. Thank you for your service to the state.

“All replies to be addressed to the Honourable Commissioner.”

The last time LG elections were held in Anambra State was towards the end of former Governor Peter Obi-led administration in 2014.

Since then, the local governments have been run by caretaker committee chairmen.

It was 10 years in January 2024 since the elections were last held, after the administrations of another former governor, Willie Obiano, and incumbent, Soludo.

During a forum organised by the International Peace and Civic Responsibility Centre in collaboration with the African Centre for Leadership and Development in December 2023, stakeholders including monarchs, clerics and residents, urged Soludo to conduct elections in the 21 LGs in the state, adding that governance is suffering at the grassroots due to the non-elected officials.

Meanwhile, Soludo had, during the 2021 governorship campaign and even at his swearing-in as the state governor on March 17, 2022, assured all that he would conduct LG elections within six months in office.

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