Ilorin - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has vowed to resist any attempt by the state government to appoint local government caretaker committees in the state, reports Punch.
The party said it would press for the conduct of elections at the end of the tenure of the current local council officials in October.
The tenure of chairmen and councillors in 15 local governments will expire by October this year while that of Offa Local Government had expired three months ago.
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Chairman of the party in the state, Iyiola Oyedepo said in Ilorin on Monday that that it was imperative for the State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) to commence preparations for the conduct of the elections.
He said that the PDP would do everything within the law to stop the elongation of the tenure of the current local council officials, or appointment of caretaker committees.
He stated that KWSIEC ought to have by now issued notice of elections in all the 16 local governments for interested parties to start preparations.
Oyedepo noted that by law, the state electoral body should give four months notice for the election.
- News 24