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Imo chiefs to vet local politicians

16 October 2013, 14:06Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Imo State Government said traditional leaders will help screen political appointees to ensure these officials are familiar with communities they would be assigned to serve.

The state governor, Rochas Okorocha, confirmed the development saying among those to be screened are Commissioner nominees and Special Advisers.

“The screening would be done after the State House of Assembly might have certified the nominees and the screening by the monarchs would test the traditional values and relevance of the nominees in their various localities,” he said.

He stressed that the traditional parliament would be bestowed with the power to stop any nominee who did not meet their requirements. Okorocha said the new measures would afford the “royal fathers” the opportunity to know the officials who were representing their subjects.

“For more remarkable development to be achieved in the country, royal fathers should be given the leadership of their communities, as he also noted that the traditional rulers were part of his success story in the state,” added the governor.

The governor commended the community government council he introduced to the state, maintaining that the traditional rulers have helped in the success of this new system.

– CAJ News


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