LG Polls: Ayade fixes elections for 7th April, 15 aspirants gun for Boki top job

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Efio-Ita Nyok|19 January 2017 Unconfirmed reports has it that sequel to a recent PDP stakeholders meeting reportedly held at Government House, Calabar the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Mr Ben Ayade, has decided that the much-hankered for local government elections be held on the beginning of the second quarter of the year 2017. Recall that ace legal practitioner, Yakurr-born Utum Eteng had dragged the state government and state electoral commission (SIEC) to court praying that the previously acting 17 Heads of Local Government Areas (HOLGAs) be prevented from administering the third tier of government in the state as they are not democratically elected officials, this prayer amongst others was granted. Besides, the Senate had ruled that any state without an elective local government will not be getting the allocation for Local Government fromĀ  the Federation Account. This among others realities may have culminated into compelling the state government to resolve on 7th April for the local government polls despite the fact that it cited paucity of funds as the original reason for not holding the election until now NegroidHaven learnt from Nigerian Sparrow, a news platform. However, when NegroidHaven contacted the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Christian Ita, to verify the piece of information he said, 'Will find out from crosiec and revert sir.' Ita was obviously not in the loop of such development. Meanwhile, it has also been gathered that Boki LGA chairmanship election already has 15 aspirants. Efio-Ita Nyok
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