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Community rejects headquarters of Ekiti South East LCDA

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[FILES] Fayemi. Photo/ facebook/ekitistategov

Less than 24 hours after the passage of the bill creating 19 new local council development areas (LCDAs) by the Ekiti State House of Assembly, one of the affected communities, Ilasa-Ekiti, has rejected the exercise.

The community, which rejected the siting of the headquarters of the new LCDAs, said that undue political manipulation and chicanery were allowed to prevail over objectivity, commonsense, and rationality in the creation of the LCDA.

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The community, under the auspices of Ilasa Development Union (IDU), in a letter dated August 5, 2021 to Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi said there was nothing to cheer in the creation of Ekiti South East LCDA.

In the letter, signed by the National President, Mr. Tajudeen Olutope Ahmed, and ​​National Secretary, Bode Thomas, a copy of which was available to newsmen, the community noted that Ilasa-Ekiti ought to have been named as the headquarters of the newly created Ekiti South East LCDA “rather than given an amorphous and non-existent name as the headquarters of the LCDA. For us, this is politics taken too far!”

The community also expressed misgiving that the so-called Ekiti South East LCDA is unnecessarily congested, while the old Ekiti East Local Council is now left with Omuo-Ekiti town alone (since Isinbode Ekiti has joined Ayekire LCDA where it rightfully belongs) and Ekiti South East LCDA is parading nine independent communities as members.

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