*By Chidi Ekeomam, Umuahia*
The Abia State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC has kicked against the use of Transition Commitee Chairmen more so at a time the Nigerian Fianacial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has made new guidelines for distribution of LG funds for the Councils.
They described the use of Transition Commitees as useless.
At a news conference held in Umuahia, the party called for proper elections to be conducted in 17 local governments to enable the people elect those who will oversee their Council affairs.
State Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Benedict Godson, berated the recent appointment of Transition Commitee Chairmen for the 17 local government areas by the State Governor.
He said such appointments will not augur well for the Local Government Areas and Financial autonomy.
He said ” Just few days ago, all LGAs got their June allocations directly. This new system ought to bring about prudence, accountability and transparency in handling the finances of LGAs, but in Abia I don’t think the aim of that fianacial autonomy will be realistic if politically appointed TC-Chairmen are allowed to head our 17 LGAs.
“Those guys are cronies of the Governor and only there to fulfill the mandates of those who put them there.The whole struggle will end up producing no result if we keep accepting appointees as Chairmen.