Ondo PDP, APC disagree over local councils dissolution
The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) to allow the 18 local government councils to discharge their duties as elected representatives of the people.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Akure yesterday by its Director of Publicity, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, who accused the All Progressives Party (APC) of engaging in vendetta on the PDP.
Fadaka asserted that the crisis that would arise from the dissolution of the 18 council chairmen, who were elected into office last year under the PDP, would only distract the governor from performing his duties.
“It is our firm conviction that there are direct challenges that would compel the immediate attention of the governor which he must dedicate time to resolve in our health, education and infrastructural sectors rather than focus on frustrating the local governments,” he stressed.
The PDP alleged that Governor Akeredolu was taking some actions to frustrate the council chairmen in spite of existing laws restricting such acts.
His words: “We still cannot get an adequate excuse from government on why they freeze the accounts of the local governments or even sack the secretaries and supervisors by removing their names from the list of council officials.
But the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, disagreed with PDP’s allegations against the APC, saying the case was still pending in the court and the Akeredolu-led administration had made its stance known on several occasions.
Adesanya added that the PDP was only crying wolf and trying to blackmail the present administration by the allegations.
“Our party is not responsible for their woes. Rather, we are only trying to clean up the mess the PDP put this state in. Governor Akeredolu is prepared to give the people quality leadership and governance,” he said.