Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has authorized the dissolution of 21 local government administrators in the state.
He made this move due to the expiration of their tenure and the adherence to the constitution of the State Electoral Independent Commission (SEIC)
According to a press statement by the secretary to the state, the administrators and their team are expected to hand over to the Director of Local Government (DLG) in their local government area from 4th of March 2022.
Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, in a statement explained the reasons for the dissolution.
“The reasons for the dissolution were clearly stated in the statement issued by the SSG. Kogi is a state that respects the constitution and constitutionalism. The tenure of the Administrative Teams has elapsed and it is constitutionally expedient to dissolve them in line with the constitution.
“Moreover, the State House of Assembly today, screened and cleared members of the State Independent Electoral Commission. The Commission is saddled with the responsibility of conducting Local Government election in the state.
“With the constitution of SIEC, processes leading to the Council Poll has kicked off in earnest," he said.