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Mazi Okoronkwo fumes over LGs run by unelected officers appointed by the Governors

The Nigerian ex international boxer and Ambassador for sports boxing, Mazi Comr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo has expressed dissatisfaction over local Government run by unelected officials appointed by the Governors.

Mazi Okoronkwo said this in a WhatsApp voice note sent to Chrysora Media on Wednesday.

Recall that the House of Representatives has asked the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to halt all statutory allocations to local governments run by unelected officials appointed by governors.

This resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Ademorin Kuye (APC, Lagos) on Tuesday during plenary.

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In the motion, Mr Kuye stated that 21 states in the country are operating caretaker committees instead of elected local government officials as envisaged by Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution.

In reaction, Mazi Okoronkwo in his voice note said

Bitter Truth.
Any Democratically elected Governor that is running his state without Democratically elected Local Government areas Chairmen and Councilors are not promoting democracy that brought him into office.
Infact such Governor is circulated to be a Ruler and not a Leader.

DEMOCRACY means the government of the people, by the people and for the people.