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Accord Party faults creation of LCDAs in Oyo


Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

The Accord Party (AP) in Oyo State has faulted the creation of additional 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

It described the move as a misplacement of priority at a time when the people are yet to feel the impact of the existing local councils.

Ajimobi had on Tuesday announced government’s readiness to create 35 additional LCDAs in line with the 2002 white paper gazetted by the late Lam Adesina’s administration.

The party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, alleged that the decision to create LCDAs was informed by the “serious decline in the popularity of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state as evident in the outcome of last Saturday’s bye-election in Orelope State Constituency where the APC lost to Labour Party (LP).

The AP noted that the “unnecessary duplication of bureaucracy” by the governor under the guise of bringing government closer to the grassroots was deceitful “as there has been no governance at the council level since 2011.”

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