All Presidential candidates must declare their stance on holding provisional council elections, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said yesterday.
CaFFE acting executive director, Manas Makeen said that the tenure of all provincial councils are now over. “The tenure of some provincial councils ended years ago. The provincial council elections were to be held before the Presidential election. Now, there are rumours that the General Election will be held next. That means provincial council elections might be further delayed,” Makeen said.
“Although candidates have expressed opinions on almost everything, no one has spoken about the provincial council elections. This is an indication that they don’t care too much about provincial councils”, Makeen commented.
“It’s time that they tell us what their stance on provincial council elections is. Right now, the vast resources of the provincial councils are with governors and some of them have been abusing these resources,” he said.