Ortom hails Senate’s stand on LG administration

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Immediate past Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom has commended the Senate for its resolution yesterday condemning the arbitrary dissolution of democratically elected local government councils in Benue and other states of the federation.

In a statement signed by his media Aide, Mr. Terver Akase, the former governor described the intervention of the Senate as a significant move which reflects a commitment to upholding democratic principles and ensuring the autonomy of local government administration across the country.

He said the unanimous resolution by the upper chamber of the National Assembly also represents a crucial step in safeguarding the democratic process at the grassroots level.

Chief Ortom further said the Senate’s decision is a proactive measure which also has the potency to deter any act that undermines the democratic rights of citizens and the principles of good governance.

By calling for the withholding of statutory allocations to non-democratically elected local government councils, the former Benue Governor stated that the Senate had demonstrated a firm stance against dictatorial tendencies.

He particularly commended Senator Abba Moro for his proactive motion which drew urgent attention to the issue of the unconstitutionally sacked local government councils in Benue State.

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