Condemnations, yesterday, trailed the elongation of the tenure of the 30 transition caretaker committee chairmen in Anambra State. The House of Assembly through electoral college, Tuesday, confirmed the re-appointment of former elected chairmen and members for another three months.
The former elected chairmen were elected during the tenure of Mr. Peter Obi and when their tenure expired in December last year, the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, transmuted them to transition council chairmen for a tenure of three months.
Upon the expiration of the three months, the governor, according to the speaker of the House of Assembly, Mrs Rita Maduagwu, wrote to the House requesting that the transition chairmen should be returned.
While welcoming the transition chairmen to the hallowed chamber, the Speaker announced to them that “we have already read a letter from the governor requesting that you should be returned with your members.”
However, while they were asked to take a bow and go, one member from Njikoka Local Government Area was not confirmed and no reason was given by the House.
But this did not go down well with a cross section of stakeholders and members of the public, who described the action as an aberration in a democratic dispensation.
They urged the governor to put machinery in place to conduct council election without further delay.