Kwara: ACN Faults Dissolution of Councils

04 Feb 2013

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ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has asked the Kwara State government to reverse action on the  dissolution of the Oyun and Offa local governments in the state.

The party described the move by the state government which came in the wake of the communal crisis between Erinle and Offa communities, as  "a knee-jerk response to a deep-rooted problem".

In a statement issued on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the government's action also risks aggravating the crisis, since the people of Offa local government, the only council controlled by the ACN in the state, are bound to interpret the government's action as being aimed at depriving them of the leadership they have willingly voted into office.

It said the Kwara State government either acted in indecent haste in dissolving the councils or decided to cash in on the crisis to neutralize what it saw as awesome popularity and acceptability of  the ACN.

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