The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State on Thursday explained why the state government cannot conduct the council polls for now.
It said that given the present economic reality, the state cannot afford to spend over N1billion on council election.
The AUTHORITY reports that the tenure of the current leadership of the 16 local government chairmen ends on November 10.
The state government is tinkering with the idea of constituting a Transition Implementation Committees (TIC) for the councils in order to save scarce resources.
The APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Sulyman Buhari, dismissed a media report which suggested that there is a brewing crisis in the party over the nomination of members of the proposed TIC.
The statement reads: “It is utterly untrue that there exists brewing crisis in our party over the appointment of persons into the Transition Implementation Committee. Therefore, we urge members of our party in Kwara State to disregard the misleading report.
“While it is true that the leadership of the party has requested for the submission of names across the 193 wards in the state, we want to emphasise that we have experienced administrators in our party.
Therefore, we can assure party members and the people of Kwara State that the nomination process into the proposed Transition Implementation Committee will be hitch-free. The party will ensure justice and equity in the entire process.”