Ex Ondo Local Govt Chairmen Are Still Drawing Salaries Due To Akeredolu’s Absence – PDP Alleges

Bemoans absence of Ondo State representatives at FG meetings


The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has alleged that the absence of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from his duty post, due to ill-health, is costing the State huge sum.

The PDP also alleged that Local Government Chairmen whose three year tenure ended since August this year are still drawing salaries from the state treasury.

The allegation of the PDP is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, State Publicity Secretary of the party.

The statement read;

“The ugly development is simply because, no new political helmsmen have been appointed by the Governor who has been battling with his health and there is no agreement between warring factions of the government as to how to fill these sensitive vacancies.

“The former Council bosses refused to hand over their official vehicles in spite of the dissolution of the Councils by Lucky Aiyedatiwa during his tenure as Acting Governor.

“The impunity orchestrated by Akeredolu and his collaborators on the people of Ondo State is unprecedented.

“In Akure South Local Government Area, the Rate Officers, remit Internally Generated Revenue of the Local Government to the former Chairman who still carries on with all the paraphernalia of his office, apart from resuming in his office.

“On Tuesday, 31st October, 2023, President Bola Tinubu held a meeting of National Police Council, in Abuja where all Governors or their Deputies attended. Ondo State, was conspicuously absent. Neither has the state had any representation at the regular National Economic Council meetings in Abuja since Akeredolu fell ill.

“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State Chapter, once again reiterates that, the plan of Akeredolu’s handlers to profit from this sorry state of affairs and completely run the state aground will be resisted by all lawful means.”

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