By Abiodun Tadese, Akure.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has agreed to take part in the December 16 Local Government election in Ondo State.
The Party Chairman in Ondo State, Hon. Fatai Adams made this known while addressing journalists in Akure.
He said the Party decided to participate in the in forthcoming Local government election to restore the lost glory of local government administration and its pride.
In his words, “this resolve is deliberate and we are conscious of the agenda of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to continue to muzzle the local government administrations by foisting his stooges on the people. We can therefore gauge his temperature and the mood of the APC as well as the inconveniences this our resolve may cause its members who erroneously see local government as their cash cow, being the reward for their hypocrisy and sycophancy to the Governor.
This time around, APC will be resisted by the grassroot people who have been bearing the brunt of inept, colourless, unenviable, dry and retrogressive governance at that very important layer of government.”
He however called on ODIEC to perform its role as an impartial commission “which should not rob Peter to pay Paul”.
He further appealed to the Chairman and other members of the Commission to always act on the side of the people bearing in mind that their Commission is being financed by the tax payers’ money and not from the APC government.
The party Chairman added that PDP, as party is prepared to participate in the electoral contest with the fervent hope that the Governor and his APC will allow the Commission to perform its role without undue interference and interruptions. As a party, we have put necessary machinery in motion which will culminate in our electoral victory at the polls and we are participating to win by the grace of God.
It would be recalled that PDP in Ondo State boycotted the last local government election in the State three years ago.