A non-governmental organisation, Recuperate Nigeria Undertaking (RNP), on Wednesday shut down elements of Awka, the Anambra State Capital in protest, over the non-conduct of native authorities elections by the state authorities.
The group handed the state governor, Willie Obiano, 5 months ultimatum to begin the method for the conduct of the election or face different authorized motion.
Convener of the group, Mr Osita Obi, who led a procession of about 50 tipper lorries from Awka South Native Authorities Secretariat, Amawbia to the federal government home, and terminating on the Anambra State Home of Meeting mentioned the non-conduct of native authorities polls within the state for the reason that inception of the Obiano administration, over six years in the past was retarding the event on the grassroots.
“If elections are held within the native authorities areas, it’s going to create jobs, scale back insecurity and function a breeding floor for good politicians.
“All of the native authorities areas are at this time being run by appointees of the governor for years, however might I seize this chance to inform the appointees that they’ll account to Anambra individuals for each single Kobo that accrued to them.
“We won’t relaxation till the appropriate factor is finished. The governor should additionally hear this, if he’s the one taking the allocation of the council areas, he have to be reminded that he should pay for it as a result of we should maintain him accountable.”
The group additionally had in its procession members of the Affiliation of Councillors of Anambra State, who’s leaders, Mr Victor Nnoriam said that since they left workplace over eight years in the past, they have been but to obtain their severance allowances, resulting in the dying and sickness of most of their members.
The protesters who triggered site visitors gridlock within the metropolis carried placards bearing a number of inscriptions, urging Governor Obiano to shortly conduct native authorities elections within the state.
In the meantime, the state commissioner for Data and Public Enlightenment, Mr C.Don Adinuba had in a press assertion alerted of the protest, insisting that the protesters have been being financed by politicians to destabilize Obiano’s authorities.
Adinuba urged individuals of the state to ignore the protest, saying that it was a distraction to the federal government. He added that there was a pending courtroom motion that might not allow the state authorities to conduct council polls and that everybody was conscious of it.