National President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel and some civil society groups say there will be no renewal of mandates in the 2019 general election for political office holders that work against the approval of local government autonomy in the ongoing Constitutional Review.
They however said they would continue to adopt dialogues with state Houses of Assembly and stakeholders on the need to support autonomous third tier of government in the country.
Comrade Khaleel made the declaration in Akure while speaking with newsmen during his advocacy visit to Ondo State.
The NULGE National President, accompanied by the Ondo State NULGE President, Comrade Bunmi Eniayewu and other leaders of the union from the south-west zone, said rendering the third tier of government useless and non-functional would hinder democratic growth in Nigeria.
Comrade Khaleel noted that nine state Houses of Assembly had already voted in support of the local government autonomy, and vowed that governors and lawmakers who go against the actualization of the autonomous third tier of government would be voted out of office.
Speaking on behalf of some civil society groups, Comrade Amitolu Shittu from Osun State and Chief Pius Akomolafe said they would mobilize masses to actualize the threat of voting out of office any governor or state lawmaker that frustrates the local government autonomy.