Enugu Council Polls, A Sham, Says VON DG
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has described the Enugu State local government chairmanship election as a sham.
He said that “the shambolic nature of the local government council elections nationwide, exhibited on Saturday, 4 November in Enugu State, remains a paradox to the quest for devolution of powers from the federal to states tier of government.”
According to him, the election was marred by late arrival of electoral materials, and other irregularities.
n ostensibly angry Okechukwu said that the election “makes popular participation at the local government level impossible, hence debasing democracy. To compound matters all state governments run rubber-stamp state Houses of Assembly,” making them vulnerable.