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Soludo sacks 21 Anambra Local Government chairmen

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Governor Chukwuma Soludo, has sacked the chairmen of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

This was contained in a letter signed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr TonyCollins Nwabunwanne, dated May 17, 2024.

The letter, directed the chairmen to handover the affairs of their local government council to the head of Local Government Administration (HLGA) latest on May 20, 2024.

The letter read in part: 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 governor contrary to expectation of a local government election into the 21 LGAs of the state, had asked the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) stakeholders to nominate candidates to fill the position of Transition Committees in the local areas.

The nominees would be three in each case and must include at least a woman.

The governor’s directive was conveyed to all the Transition Committee Chairmen by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Polical Matters, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu.

According to the directive, “The party stakeholders in each Local Government are expected to meet on May 18th or 19th 2024, to consider and recommend for his consideration, three persons for the position of TC Chairman and three persons for Local Government Education Secretaries.

“The three recommendations for Transition Committee Chairmen shall include at least one woman; while the three recommendations for Education Secretary shall be two women and one man”.

It emphasized that persons for the transition chairmen must be persons of good standing, and with demonstrable competence and passion to contribute to the transformation of the local government.