The Nigerian Bar Association has admonished state governors to stop the illegal practice of appointing caretakers to run the affairs of Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Kazeem Gbadamosi, the Chairman of Ibadan branch of the association stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ibadan.
Mr. Gbadamosi said there is no provision in the 1999 Constitution, as amended, for the appointment of a caretaker as chairman of local government.
“This unconstitutional act has become a tradition in the states; can the president appoint caretaker governors.
“We should collectively fight the illegality of appointing caretaker committee for local government,’’ he said.
Mr. Gbadamosi called on governors to conduct local government elections as at when due in line with the statute.
He said the people at the grassroots were not enjoying dividends of democracy because of the way the governors were running the affairs of the councils.