Coordinator movement for Conduct of Local Government Elections in Anambra State, Osita Obi says there is need for a movement organisation as because local government election in Nigeria, has been relegated to the background backdoor.
According to him, Nobody is talking about the local government and that is the starting point of democracy and nobody’s talking about it.
“Since it is not being talked about, we have to float a movement to canvass for the conduct of local government election, particularly in Anambra State.
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“The movement for the Conduct of Local government election in Anambra State did not just start today, it has been there. We functioned during the time of function, during the time of Obiano and we are going to function also in the time of Soludo.
“Ours is to make sure that local government is contented, that democracy is not stunted.
Speaking on the political climate in Anambra state, the Coordinator Movement for the Conduct of Local Government Elections stated that in Anambra state, presidential elections will be held first, followed by House of Assembly elections, Senate elections, and House of Representative elections. There will be no governorship election.
He stated that at present, nothing much is being done, no campaign is going on in Anambra.
“They are not campaigning, they are not talking about issues. No politician in Anambra state is talking or addressing issues.
“What you see in Anambra is people going to burial and taking pictures, people going to wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies to take pictures.
“They are not tackling criminal issues.” How it will be resolved, and so forth. In a state, there is a problem with crime, criminality, and poverty, and no one is tackling or addressing all of these issues. They are only taking photographs and it is quite unfortunate.
Speaking further, Mr Obi said there are other aspects of criminality which must be addressed.
“Those who want to be elected, you want to go to the House of Representatives, you want to go to Senate, you want to go to the Anambra State House of assembly, you must tell the people how you are going to use your legislative engagement to solve these problems.
“We have issues of poverty, inequality in the system, how are those who want to represent us addressing the issues, rather they are busy with other things like taking pictures and going to ceremonies.