Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Monday in Bauchi, Mohammed noted that such election had become necessary to ensure the full practice of democracy at the third tier level of government.
According to him, putting democratically elected leaders in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) would go a long way in promoting positive development in the states as well as relieve the state governments of some burden.
He said that if such LG leaders were elected implementation of government policies would be easy and would reach the rural dwellers thereby reducing rural-urban migration.
Mohammed decried a situation where the LGs were being administered by Caretaker Committees.
“It is better to allow people to choose their leaders democratically at the LG level than allowing the councils to be run by selected individuals.
NAN recalls that the Bauchi State House of Assembly recently passed a bill that gave the government the powers not to hold the LG election it if there was a security threat or lack of funds. (NAN)