Gov Bala Asks Bauchi LG Chairmen To Allow Free Political Space To Oppositions

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has directed newly sworn-in caretaker committee chairmen of the 20 local government areas of the state to allow free political spaces to opposition parties.

The governor, however, warned all political parties to properly conduct themselves, adding that anyone found wanting will not be spared.

Bala said this on Saturday during the Swearing-In Ceremony of the constituted caretaker committee of the 20 local government areas at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Bauchi.

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The appointment of the Caretaker Committee Chairmen followed the expiration of the tenure of the formerly elected council chairmen about three months ago. 

The governor warned the chairmen to stay away from mismanagement of the financial resources.  

He said the local governments are supposed to be working to better the lives of the common in rural communities, adding that this benevolent goal cannot be achieved through embezzlement of the little resources accruing into the coffers of the local governments. 

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“You must learn to live above board and avoid anything capable of tarnishing the image of the government,” he warned. 

The governor said local government chairmen must work hard to improve the internally generated revenue of the areas to complement the paucity in federal allocation for better performance and service delivery to the people. 

Governor Bala asked the chairmen to work hand-in-hand with security agencies in their domain to ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.

He directed the chairmen to allow free political spaces for the opposition to operate in line with the tenets of democracy. 

Similarly, Governor Bala sworn in two commissioners, Malama Jamila Mohammed and Amina Mohammed Katagum to replace the outgone commissioners of education, Dr Aliyu Usman Tilde and Rural Development Abdullahi Musa respectively.


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