Rivers LG Tenure: I should not be part of those who want to add extra years – According to Enyiada Cookey-Gam

Rivers LG Tenure: I should not be part of those who want to add extra years – According to Enyiada Cookey-GamEnyiada Cookey-Gam, the immediate past chairman of the Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area in Rivers State, stated in an interview with Channels Television’s The Morning Brief that he left his position by midnight as required by the constitution because he would not support those looking to extend their terms.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The former Chairman had said, “Well, let me frankly say that we were sworn in in office, and that three years in Office has elapsed, and I will not indulge myself into any form of impunity by extending the power given to me by my people. The law of Local Government, like we said, Section 9 of that law says that the Local Government tenure is for three years, and therefore I shouldn’t be part of those who want to add extra years; it is it is unacceptable. Yes, that can be seen from that perspective, but in other words, I want to be distinguished out for whatever thing they have claimed they want to have within and outside the three years of Office. So because like I said before, the law is sacrosanct, which is provided by the Local Government Law that the tenure of elected Chairmen and their other Councillors shall be for three years….”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>