The Enugu State Government has clarified that there is no intention to establish caretaker committees in the state’s 17 local government councils.
During an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu, Mr. Aka Eze-Aka, the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, disclosed this development.
Mr. Aka Eze-Aka expressed disappointment over the circulating rumor suggesting the state government’s plan to impose transition committees in the local government councils. He urged politicians to exercise patience and avoid spreading unfounded rumors that could heighten tension in 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.
It’s worth recalling that in October 2023, the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) unveiled the timetable for the election slated for February 24, 2024.
There is speculation spreading throughout the state hinting that the election scheduled for the set date might face uncertainties.
Skeptics casting doubt on the conduct of the poll argue that there are no visible signs of preparations by the Commission.
The Eastern Updates discloses that the present council chairmen’s term is due to end in March.