Indications are that the Chairmen of the Twenty Seven Interim Management Committees now over-seeing the affairs of Imo Local Government Areas may get the boots next month, December.
Trumpeta learnt that they may be replaced with another set of appointees to be known as Sole Administrators, who will now take charge of the Council Areas.
Trumpeta also learnt that to drag development to the grassroots in Imo State the administration of Governor Emeka Ihedioha has resolved to dust up the now-rested Development Centers in the LGAs which was introduced by the Governor Achike Udenwa’s era, continued by the Governor Ikedi Ohakim’s regime, but abandoned by the Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration.
Trumpeta was informed that in fulfillment of his promise to conduct Local Government elections in Imo State within six months in office, Governor Emeka Ihedioha is bent on going ahead with the exercise, but signals coming out from Imo State Independent Electoral Commission ISIEC indicate that the electoral body may not be prepared for an election in December, due to lack of preparation caused by lack of funds.
Therefore, to give way for preparation of elected chairmen in Imo LGAs, the present set of Interim Council Chairmen will be relieved of their positions and Sole Administrators appointed to run to Councils until ISIEC conducts council election.
It was learnt that already Government is compiling lists of those to head the forty four (44) Development centers in the Council Areas.
This Newspaper learnt that plans are under way to increase the funds of the Development Centers from the meager amounts being given to them before, because Superior arguments have emerged that the Development Centers are more closer to the grass roots and therefore deserve more funding than given to them before, to achieve developments.
It would be recalled that the chairman of ISIEC, Bar Julius Onyenaucheya had earlier raised alarm that the planned council polls for December may not hold due to problems occasioned by actions that would be taken before the Electoral Body would be ready for the elections.
“The December election is no sacrosanct and may not hold due to logistic and delineation problems” Onyenaucheya had said.