Political Office Holders Opposed to Local Gov Autonomy Will be Voted Out’ – Comrade Khaleel


The national president of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel and some civil society groups have cautioned that there would be no renewing of mandate in the 2019 general election for political office holders who work against the approval of local government autonomy in the ongoing constitutional review.

Comrade Khaleel made the declaration in Akure while speaking with newsmen during an advocacy visit to Ondo State.

The NULGE National President who was accompanied on the visit by the Ondo State NULGE President, Comrade Bunmi Eniayewu, and other leaders of the union from the Southwest, said that when the third tier of government is not functional, it would hinder the growth of the country.

He revealed that nine state Houses of Assembly have already voted in support of local government autonomy and vowed that even if lawmakers go against the autonomy of the third tier of government, they would be voted out of office.

Comrade Khaleel, however, said he would continue to adopt dialogue with state Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders towards the actualization of the autonomy of local governments in the country