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Adamawa State Will Not Have LGA Polls Soon-Speaker

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The speaker of the Adamawa state House of Assembly, Hon Kabiru Mijinyawa said the State Government may not be able to hold Local Government elections in the nearby future.

Kabiru said this when the officials of the state chapter of inter-party advisory council (IPAC) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Yola.

According to him the state do not have they needed money on ground to conduct the LG polls in within the shortest possible time, as there are not logistics arrangements with the state independent election commission ( SIECOM) to manage the electioneering process.

" I don't think the state have the money to conduct local polls soon or within a shortest possible time because there is Money to do that" Kabiru said

In his earlier submission the chairman of the group, Mal. Sa'ad Adamu Danmaiyashi Esq appealed to the speaker to always intercede to the down trodden especially people from the grass root by making a case for them with good laws.

He also begged the speaker to make all LGAs in the state to be truly independent by allowing them to operate in their full autonomy in all aspect as they are the third tier of Government

According to him the state's Local Government has been financial short change by the previous Government, "some LGAs cannot pay salaries and the federal allocation will read they have 140,million but end receiving 25million which cannot even pay their salaries".