LGA autonomy: Nigerian Govs problem of good governance – Atiku’s ex-aide on Supreme Court verdict

Daniel Bwala, a former spokesman of the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has described state governors as the problem of good governance in Nigeria.

Bwala said the next step should be a verdict that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should conduct local government elections.

He was reacting to the Supreme Court ruling that granted autonomy of allocation to local government areas.

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional for state governments to hold onto federal allocation from the Federal Government.

However, posting on X, Bwala wrote: “Thank God for the Supreme Court verdict on local government autonomy to the effect that “it is unconstitutional for state governments to hold onto LG funds; henceforth FGN pays directly to LGAs.

“One victory down. The next is either a constitutional review or court verdict declaring that INEC to conduct LG elections, otherwise governors might still use LG chairmen appointed by them to hold the monies in trust for them

“Governors are the problem of good governance, but many people don’t know. Do you know how much they have received since @officialABAT took office? Tell me what they are doing in their states to address hunger and unemployment?

“In my opinion even media houses hardly stay long on this conversation because their major clients are state governments. This democracy requires all of us to move it forward ohh. There is God.”

LGA autonomy: Nigerian Govs problem of good governance – Atiku’s ex-aide on Supreme Court verdict

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