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General News of Wednesday, 29 December 2021


Katsina fixes local govt election for first quarter 2022

Governor Aminu Masari Governor Aminu Masari

Governor Aminu Masari on Tuesday disclosed that the council election would be held in the state in the first quarter of 2022.

He added that preparations for the exercise had reached “more than 70 per cent," adding that necessary logistics required were currently on ground. Masari made the disclosure in Katsina while speaking with journalists. He, however, did not elaborate further on the election.

The governor also said that 16 Local Government Areas in the state could not sustain themselves, adding they were overloaded with employees with genuine official letters of appointment.

He did not disclose the names of the councils. He added that his administration had reviewed and resettled the over 2,000 LG employees who were earlier denied salaries by the previous government.

Masari also advised on the 2023 general elections, urging that stakeholders should put Nigeria first in their actions and activities.

He said, “As we move to the 2023 general elections, I am urging all stakeholders, mostly religious, traditional, as well as political leaders in the country to put the country first.”

The governor maintained his position that “power should shift to the southern part of the country in 2023," noting that doing so would not violate the constitution.

He stated that power shift or rotation from time to time would help to consolidate and support Nigeria, adding that “the constitution is made for us and not us for the constitution.”

The governor also spoke on the current security situation in the state, noting that, “Anyone interested in acquiring arms should do so as it’s not right for bad elements to acquire arms and good people denied this right. But we are not supporting volunteers."

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