Plateau PDP lawmakers reject tenure extension for unelected council chairpersons

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Plateau State House of Assembly have rejected the tenure extension for caretaker chairmen of four local government areas of the state.

Sohchang Zimgtim, member representing Langtang South in the assembly, spoke on behalf of his colleagues in a news conference in Jos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that state government had earlier conducted elections in 13 out of the 17 local government areas of the state.

Those left out in the polls were Riyom, Jos North, Jos South and Barkin Ladi local government areas. Government had cited cited insecurity as the rationale for its action.

However, in September, government appointed flag bearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in those localities for the election as management…

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