Group shuts down Awka over non-conduct of LG polls

A non-governmental organisation, Recover Nigeria Project (RNP), on Wednesday shut down parts of Awka, the Anambra State Capital in protest, over the non-conduct of local government elections by the state government.

The group handed the state governor, Willie Obiano, five months ultimatum to commence the process for the conduct of the election or face other legal action.

Convener of the group, Mr Osita Obi, who led a procession of about 50 tipper lorries from Awka South Local Government Secretariat, Amawbia to the government house, and terminating at the Anambra State House of Assembly said the non-conduct of local government polls in the state since the inception of the Obiano administration, over six years ago was retarding the development at the grassroots.


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