Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Jostle for caretaker offices thickens ahead Benue councils’ dissolution

INTENSE lobbying is on among the outgoing Benue local council chairmen for reappointment as caretaker committee chiefs ahead of the council administrations’ dissolution tomorrow after their two-year tenure.
   This is as many other stakeholders in the state are battling to nominate members of their wards to the governor as interim administrators. However, investigations revealed that Governor Gabriel Suswam has not been quite disposed to retaining many of the outgoing chairmen due to their poor performance as elected leaders.

   However, such lobbying for retention is not strong in Benue North East (Zone A), where the governor hails from, as some of the seven council chairmen from the area are already gunning for other elective positions, while Suswam may want to install those he trusts to deliver their councils for his victory as senator.

   Similarly, in Zone C (Idomaland), which consists of nine councils and where the Senate President, David Mark, holds sway, those to be appointed would likely be those to work for his re-election to the National Assembly.

   Commenting on the performances of the council chairmen, a social critic in the state, Justin Mayor, said there was no basis for their return as caretaker chiefs since they performed very poor in the past two years.

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