By Ovat Abeng
The Anambra State House of Assembly member representing Awka South Constituency I, Hon Nigeria Mbachu has decried the obvious omission of LGAs election in the budget.
This is coming at the wake of Governor Soludo’s presentation of 2024 appropriation budget at the house on Tuesday.
Hon Mbachu stated that going through the budget presented that it’s glaring there are no intentions of conducting LGAs elections next year.
On page 475 of the budget the budget for Anambra State independent Electoral Commission for this current year was 89,120,000.00M while the projected estimate for the incoming year is 129,120,000.00m.
“You find out that there’s no feasibility or readiness for Local Government Elections for the incoming year.
“I worry so much because this tier of government has suffered so much because of lack of Local Government Election.
“Local Government as the 3rd tier of government is the bedrock of governance. Leadership and political tutelage is heavily mounted on this tier of government and should be upheld thus.
“If this can be wishfully considered I’ll be glad. For now, the budget can go for 2nd reading,” he stated.