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Bello denies report of planning to appoint LG caretakers, says it’s unconstitutional

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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Bello denies report of planning to appoint LG caretakers, says it’s unconstitutional

Kogi State government has denied reports making the rounds that it is planning to appoint local government caretaker committees for the 21 local Council areas in the State.

The State government insisted that it was set to conduct local government elections in line with the Constitution.   
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Evang Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja on Saturday, quoted him saying.
Part of the statement read:
“Kogi state government will no longer subscribe to unconstitutional structure at the local government level.

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“As a promoter of constitutionalism under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello, the state government wishes to make it clear that it will not subscribe to putting in place governmental structures that are alien to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“By the constitution of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), the state government has demonstrated readiness to conduct election in order to enable the people determine their representatives at the third tier of government.

“We urge the people of our dear State to believe in the resolve of the state government not to subscribe to any unconstitutional structure at the local government level as the Governor is committed to conducting a free, fair and credible local government election as soon as legally practicable. 
“Whatever will be done between now and the conduct of the election will be constitutional,” he assured.

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