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Paucity of funds delaying council polls in Ondo —Mimiko

By Dayo Johnson

Akure—THE hope of conducting local government elections into the 18 council areas of Ondo State has been stalled due to paucity of funds.

Consequently, the governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, said weekend, in Akure that the polls would now hold between January and February next year.

It was earlier scheduled to hold next month according to what the governor said while presenting this year’s budget.

Dr Mimiko, answering questions during an interactive session, Mr Governor Speaks, on the state-owned radio and television channel, said the election would gulp half a billion naira.

While saying that the state is already saving some funds for the election, the governor explained that conducting the election next month would not be possible again due to lean financial situation of the state.



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