Soludo Signs Bill To Conduct LG Election, 10 Others Into Law


Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra on Wednesday signed the state’s Electoral bill for the conduct of the Local Government election in the state and 10 other bills into Law.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bills include the Anambra State Electoral Law 2024, Touting Prohibition Law 2024, Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law, 2024 and Health Facilities and Accreditation Agency Law, 2024.

It also include the Peace Building and Conflict Management Agency, the Anambra State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission Law, 2024, Market Safety and Protection Law 2024 and Trafficking in Person Prohibition Law 2024.

Others are the Anambra State Private Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery Law 2024, Amended Anambra State House of Assembly Service Commission Law 2021 and Revenue Administration (Consolidand Harmonisation) Law 2024.

Soludo said the laws which would strengthen governance in the state should be obeyed to avoid prosecution.

On the state Electoral Law, he said it would lay the foundation for organising and conducting Local Government Area election in the state.

According to him, the extant law his administration met was rickety, and there is need to make a law that is in tune with the times.

“We will subsequently set up the electoral commission and when they are done, they will announce the date and time for the local government election. This is a promise made and a promise kept.

“We have not had local government election in more than 10 years. The infrastructure and basic institutions will be strengthened to have a credible election.

“I’m excited that we are moving forward to have this foundation. The goal is to reform the local government system to make it viable for new administrations,” he said.

He appreciated the Speaker, Dr Somtochukwu Udeze and other legislators for living up to their patriotic duty for the good of the people.

“This assembly is one of the most hardworking and productive in Nigeria. Enacting the laws shows that they are responsive to the needs of the people, ” he said. (NAN)