The All Progressives Congress, Anambra State chapter, has opposed the continuous adoption and appointment of local government caretaker chairmen in Anambra State instead of conducting elections.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Anambra State Publicity Secretary of APC, Okelo Madukaife, said caretaker governments are illegal and a clear constitutional violation, specifically on Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
The statement reads in part, “Nothing in our wildest imagination would have suggested to us and to Ndi Anambra that any government would still be attracted to this conduit of waste that has stunted economic growth by choking up competing ideas and youth employment while eliminating legislative checks at LG level in the state”.
“We hope that the holes created in the ANSG purse by the last government, which ironically is being covered up is not driving this brand-new government we thought had a focus down the bitten path of graft”.
Madukaife, thereafter, urged Ndi Anambra to object to the continuous use of caretaker governments and ensure that elections are conducted.