….seek additional LDCAs for council area……..
All the 15 Councilors in the legislative arm of Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of Ondo State have rejected the 1 LCDA alloted the council area of the 33 newly created LCDAs.
To this end, the Councilors led by their leader, Hon Luke Balogun refused to sign the endorsement document brought before them at a meeting held at the All Progressives Congress, APC secretariat in Akure.
The meeting was at the instance of the APC State Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin and the leadership of the party.
Speaking with newsmen on behalf of others, the Leader of the Councilors, Hon Luke Balogun alleged short changing the Akoko Southwest local government with 15 wards and allotted just 1 LCDA at the expense of other council area with 11 wards and allotted 3 LCDAs.
Hon Balogun called on the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON to come to their aid and make necessary amendment in the interest of fairness.
The 15 Councilors noted that it will be unfair to have treated the council in such manner while others were adequately taken care of.
” we made it clear to the house of assembly committee of the whole during the public hearing that the anomalies should be corrected “.
“We are not against the creation of the LCDAs, but we want our fair share of the democratic governance conveniences “.
The Councilors pleaded with Governor Akeredolu and the party leadership to consider their stance and make amendment where necessary.