CLO Urges Bauchi Government to Conduct LG PollsLatest News, News Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
The Bauchi State Chapter of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) has called on Governor Isa Yuguda to conduct local government elections in the state, saying that there is no excuse for him to keep the caretaker Administrators since the state is enjoying relative peace. .
The CLO in a press statement issued at the end of its emergency meeting in Bauchi on Thursday and made available to African Examiner, signed by Comrade Musa Muhammed Ghani, who is the North East Chairman and Mrs. Ninah Yamusa the State’s Secretary, urged the Bauchi State Government to organize Local Government elections in line with the constitution, saying the caretaker system has failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.
The statement added that the Bauchi State Governor should borrow a leaf from his Gombe, Jigawa and Adamawa states counterparts and conduct Local Government elections, so that with duly elected council chairmen put in place the people can experience the desired dividends of democracy.
The statement called on the State Government to do more in terms of provision of amenities and creation of job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths with the gradual return of peace in the State.
It decried the continuous closure of the road leading to the Emir of Bauchi palace and called on State and federal governments to urgently relocate the Bauchi prisons to a secured location in order to reduce the hardship commuters are facing as a result of the present location of the prison.
The statement further called on governments at all levels to relocate all markets away from major roads in view of the frequent fatal accidents recorded along the markets which they said have claimed many lives.
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