EKHA Amends Local Government Law

February 1, 2012

The State House of Assembly has amended a bill for a law to provide for the conduct of election into all the elective offices provided for in the Local Government Laws and for other matters incidental thereto.

Presenting the bill for its second reading at the House Plenary in Ado, the Majority Leader, Hon. Churchill Adedipe, said the amendment seeks to consolidate all past amendments of the Local Government Law in the State.

The House Leader observed that the law stipulates the guidelines for elections into the councils in the State and called on his colleagues to approve the amendment without delay.

Members of the House aligned with the submission of the House Leader and stressed that the approval would ensure the enthronement of democracy at the grassroots.

The members observed that the amendment was to unify and harmonize all existing laws relating to local government in the State. With the passage of the amendment bill, the state is now set for the conduct of election into the sixteen councils in the State.

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