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State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by ijustdey: 1:19pm On May 27
Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Gagbemi, says there is the need for scrapping State Electoral Commissions, which he described as the main impediments to the development of local governments.

He said this at a one-day ‘Discourse on National Nigeria’s Security Challenges and Good Governance At the Local Government Levels” in Abuja on Monday.

The programme with the Theme: ‘Nigeria’s Security Challenges And Good Governance At The Local Government Levels’ was organised by the House of Representatives.

According to Fagbemi, governors have latched on to the inadequacies and lacunas in some sections of the 1999 Constitution to undermine and render local governments redundant.

He accused governors of exploring the weaknesses of Section 7(1); Section 83(3); Section 7(5) and others to impose their will on the local governments in the country.

Fagbemi noted that these inadequacies have allowed the governors to abuse the rights of local governments and in turn deprive people at the grassroots to feel their presence.

The Minister of Justice stated that the most prominent abuse of local government was the use of state electoral commissions to impose leaders at the local government levels through sham elections while most Governors only appoint caretaker leadership in their local governments.

He further noted that the abuse of States/ local governments joint accounts by state governors have imposed a fiscal emasculation which has rendered the local governments poor as the governors hold on to their federal allocations.

He therefore called for the scrapping of State Electoral Commissions in order to allow democracy to take its roots in the local governments.

He also called for a robust constitutional amendment that will remove all encumbrances hindering the development of local governments and their ability to fulfill their constitutionally recognized functions.

He said, “To achieve this, many experts have proposed that there is need for the scrapping of the state independent electoral commission. Their functions and powers should be transferred to the independent national electoral commission because the state independent electoral commission remain an appendage to every incumbent governor. This is perceived as the root cause of the problem of local government administration in Nigeria.”

Fagbemi’s comment comes after he filed a suit against governors at the Supreme Court, on behalf of the Federal Government.

He asked the Supreme Court to stop the remitting of local government funds to states and to stop the 36 state governments from the disbandment of elected local government chairmen and replacing them with caretaker committees.

https://dailytrust.com/breaking-state-electoral-commissions-should-be-scrapped-says-agf-fagbemi/

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by DonMarkuzi(m): 1:24pm On May 27
They know the truth but will rather carry on as nothing.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by RenaissanceGuy: 1:28pm On May 27
I agree with him. If INEC is in charge of conducting LG elections, no governor will be able to hinder them from conducting elections as at when due, like they easily do to their SIEC. Imagine if the president routinely prevents INEC from conducting a governorship election and keeps elongating the tenure of an expired governor??

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by MEEVEET: 1:39pm On May 27
APC would go back to opposition one day

I hope they know that?

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Dialpad: 1:40pm On May 27
This is a welcome development

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by LongwayGone2021: 1:41pm On May 27
Very true. Support 💯

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by BondRiv: 1:41pm On May 27
I agree!

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Racoon(m): 1:41pm On May 27
Yes! But start by scrapping yourself, INEC first. The Tinubu’s led FG does not wants anyone to contest the rigging with it.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Ebinpawo1: 1:41pm On May 27
Scrab all state electoral commission.
INEC chairman should be appointed by the National Assembly.
INEC to conduct all elections on the same day.
Election should be held at least six months before handover date, to allow all tribunals to conclude all post election matters before swearing in the next person.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by NaijaNaWaa: 1:41pm On May 27
Scrap INEC, too

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Successlane: 1:41pm On May 27
mmm
Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Newyorkitis(m): 1:41pm On May 27
You say?
Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by forgiveness: 1:41pm On May 27
This is long overdue. Let the local government Chairman be held accountable for his office.

This will lead to the transformation and development of local communities.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by BondRiv: 1:41pm On May 27
Just look at Rivers State. The AGF is absolutely right. INEC should conduct all the elections in this country. The worst abusers of power in Nigeria are the useless governors, including the clueless ones like Fubara in Rivers State, who is planning to appoint illegal caretaker chairmen.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Pickieox(m): 1:41pm On May 27
APC wan yan another story o.

Now you see that your polithiefcians no care about your gutter lives. They only care about "how to win next election". We can see their handwritings on the wall from the recent event in Kano. If you like support them due to your religious or tribal affiliation, they only care about their families in abroad. You can continue wasting your wretched lives fighting for Thiefnobu and insulting Obi upandan as if Obi is your source of failure and frustration.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by bigdammyj: 1:42pm On May 27
Noted.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by yesloaded: 1:42pm On May 27
Very important

Let INEC conduct all elections & let INEC be truly independent

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Kukutente23: 1:43pm On May 27
All because of Fubara

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Successlane: 1:44pm On May 27
This is long long overdue.

All those charade known as local govt election, going on nationwide, are just mockery of democracy.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Nasir123(m): 1:44pm On May 27
Any state that do not have its elected local government council in due time should not not be given its local government allocation.

The country will never grow if the local government system if destroyed.

People should think.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Melagros(m): 1:44pm On May 27
COMRADES are speechless, let Mahmood Yakubu be fired first if you are serious about restructuring the electoral umpire
Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by thatsleepboy1: 1:45pm On May 27
This one is trying to play a music that his boss can't dare to hear talkless of dancing to it. Let his boss be the DJ then we can know what will come out of the dance competition.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by olarent: 1:45pm On May 27
State governor are part of Nigeria problem.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by AbuTwins: 1:45pm On May 27
This is good news!

It shows BAT really wants this according to the law!

Kudos!
God Bless him!
If all those allocations get down, people then should be able to knock the heads of the LG Chair as well as that of the state Governors!

No be only FG we should be throwing jabs on!

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Urgent1Million: 1:46pm On May 27
Nonsense.
There isn't going to be any difference.
If INEC is put in charge, any governor who's a puppet of the presidency will have his way with the local government.
Those who'd refuse to do the bidding of the FG will have their LG chairmen used against them.
The federal government is not fighting for the people.
They are just scheming to have a better grip on the states.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by MEGAWATCH: 1:47pm On May 27
💯 percent correct !

Let's see if you have the liver to push it through.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by BondRiv: 1:47pm On May 27
Nasir123:
Any state that do not have its elected local government council in due time should not not be given its local government allocation.

The country will never grow if the local government system if destroyed.

People should think.

Yes. FG should withhold their allocations. They will learn the hard way. Nigerian governors are preventing the progress and development of Nigeria.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Ofunaofu: 1:47pm On May 27
shocked

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by IamANigerianMan: 1:48pm On May 27
RenaissanceGuy:
I agree with him. If INEC is in charge of conducting LG elections, no governor will be able to hinder them from conducting elections as at when due, like they easily do to their SIEC. Imagine if the president routinely prevents INEC from conducting a governorship election and keeps elongating the tenure of an expired governor??
To me, state government should be scraped, as long as this noñsense thing call states are there, Nigeria will never develop, let us operate only federal and local government.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by MEGAWATCH: 1:49pm On May 27
BondRiv:


Yes. FG should withhold their allocations.


Who gave them the power to do that,

Most of you do not understand what is constitutional right and provisions.

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Re: State Electoral Commissions Should Be Scrapped – AGF Fagbemi by Mtmike(m): 1:49pm On May 27
100% in support, this are the kind of bills we will love to see in the green and red chambers, but those once no dey get sense, development should start from the grass root but governors have renders the grass root useless because they want to be in total control

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