May 19, 2024

Soludo sacks 21 Anambra transition committee chairmen

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By Vincent Ujumadu

ANAMBRA State governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has sacked the chairmen of the 21 local government areas of the state with effect from Monday.

A letter signed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr TonyCollins Nwabunwanne, dated 17/5/24 directed the chairmen to handover the affairs of their local governments to the Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA) latest Monday, 20th May, 2024.

The letter read in part: Following the expiration of your tenure as Transition Committee Chairman, you are hereby directed to handover the affairs of your Local Government Council to the Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), in your respective Local Government Councils.

 “This directive takes effect from Monday, 20th day of May, 2024. Thank you for your service to the state.”

Recall that Governor Soludo recently asked the  All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) stakeholders to nominate candidates to fill the position of Transition Committees in the 21 local  government areas.

The governor directed that the nominees should be three in each council area and must include at least a woman. The directive was conveyed to all  the Transition Committee chairmen  by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu.

Obiogbolu’s directive had urged the party stakeholders in each local government to meet to consider and recommend for governor’s consideration, three persons for the position of TC Chairman and three persons for Local Government Education Secretaries.

“The three recommendations for Transition Committee Chairmen shall include at least one woman; while the three recommendations for Education Secretary shall be two women and one man”, Obiogbolu had said.

 Vanguard gathered weekend that the list from the local government areas is already ready and may be announced by the governor in the next few days.

It was learnt that some of the removed transition committee chairmen made the new list.