NIGERIA DOES NOT NEED THIS LIGHT.
Anambra people are proud people, so proud that they proclaimed their state as the “Light of The Nation.” But is Anambra State showing the light? No. A state where the State Governor is the Chairman of 21 local government areas is not showing the light to other states. Can the Governor run 22 Organizations simultaneously or is the Governor pocketing the money meant for grassroots development?
Africastallestman recalls that during the Military Rule of Civilian Administrator Ajie Ukpabi Asika, Njikoka Local Government headed by Chief, later Igwe F.F.B.C Nwankwo so transformed Njikoka Local Government that the civilian administrator took notice. Igwe’s local government area earned the honor of being declared the best managed and most developed local government area in the then East Central State. Conducting local government elections creates that spirit of competition that is essential to developmental progress.
The non-conduct of local government elections in Anambra State cannot be allowed to fester any longer like a leprous wound. Nobody should be voted into the office of Governor of Anambra State without a firm guarantee that local government elections must be conducted within 6 months of taking office, failing which the Governor should be impeached by the legislature.
If successive Anambra Governors are in the habit of shunning local government elections because of financial avarice, maybe they should revert to the old slogan of “Home For All” or is it “Home For Avarice.” Governor Willie Obiano, are you listening?