The Senate on Friday has charged President Tinubu not to release funds to the Local Government Areas being run by unelected appointees.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Senate minority leader, Senator Abba Moro, who lamented the deliberate acts of some state governments not to conduct local government elections.
The Upper Legislative Chambers particularly condemned the arbitrary dissolution of democratically elected Local Government Councils in Benue and other States in Nigeria.
With this crisis looms over a resolution by the Nigerian Senate asking President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to withhold statutory funds to Local Government Areas without elected councils in place.
The Senate’s resolution is contrary to several Supreme Court judgements, stating that the President has no power to withhold funds allocated to the state and local governments.