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Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has requested the State House of Assembly to further extend the tenure of local government Administrator in the state.

This according to the governor in a letter sent to the hallowed chamber became necessary due to the paucity of funds which could not enable the state conduct Local Government polls.

The tenure of the local government transition committee had earlier expired on November 5.

Reading the letter on the floor of the House, Speaker Mathew Kolawole, said that the governor had made the extension request to allow his administration include the council election in the 2018 Appropriation Bill.

The house has scheduled Wednesday for further debate on the matter.

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Meanwhile, the Executive Director Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), Idris Miliki Abdul, has condemned the request of the governor to extend the tenure of local government administrator.

Miliki in a statement issued on Tuesday said the continuous formation of local transition committee is illegal and undemocratic.

He said that, “This is the second time the tenure of the current un elected Administrators in all the the local government in Kogi State.

“You would recall that the tenure of the elected local government council came to an end on may 6 2016 and no Election have been conducted.

“With this request for another extension, when will elections to the local government council be conducted.”

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