Stop Playing politics With Akeredolu’s Death- Former Local Government Chairmen

Ten erstwhile local government Chairman in Ondo State have faulted the letter written by five members of the House of Representatives to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The open letter to Tinubu was signed by five out the eight APC federal lawmakers from Ondo State namely: Hon. Adesida Abiodun Cornelius (Akure North/South), Hon. Timehin Adelegbe (Owo/Ose), Hon. Festus Adefiranye Ayodele (Ileoluji-Okeigbo/Odigbo), Hon. Odimayo Okunjimi (Okitipupa/Irele), and Hon Adegboyega Adefarati (Akoko south West/South East).

In a statement jointly signed by the Chairmen and made available to newsmen on Saturday, urged them not to play politics with the death of the former governor.

The local government Chairmen are Mr Gbenga Olaniyi( Akure South), Mr Akinrinwa Igbekele( Okitipupa), Engr Alex Oladimeji ( Ifedore), Mr Olusegun Ajimotokin( Irele), Mr Adegbegi Samuel Olabode ( Owo), Mrs Folawe Aluko Sipasi ( Ese Odo), Mr Adekunle Adebola Dennis ( Ose), Akande Ayodele (Akoko North West), Aroloye Kayode ( Idanre),
and Olawale Augustine Akinkuotu( Ondo East)

The former council chairmen frowned at lawmakers decision to heat up the polity few days to the burial of the former governor.

“It is important to remember that a human life is precious and should be treated with respect, regardless of any political affiliations. Using someone’s death as a tool to further a political agenda seems disrespectful and distasteful”

“It’s inappropriate to use such a tragic event to score political points or advance a particular agenda”

According to them, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa is doing his best to make life meaningful for our people in the state. He has directed contractors to go back to sites, paying salaries and emoluments of workers, and just yesterday, he flagged off road constructions in different areas of the state.

“The All Progressives Congress Chairman in the State, Engr Ade Adetimehin have been in constant discussions with the Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa with a view to resolving the impasse caused by court case instituted by PDP against the 51 LCDA/ LG in the state, by ensuring the matter is settled out of court.

“Things are hard in the country as a result of subsidy removal and floating of naira. The lawmakers should focus more on meaningful and productive things to do to support the President in cushioning the effects on the masses”

The former council head added that the information at their disposal indicates that the Deputy Governor, Chief Olayide Adelami gave the late Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu political and financial support during the electioneering campaigns, leading to his first and second terms in office and, subsequently rendered the same support all through his tenure as governor of the state.

“We urge them to join hands with Mr Governor in ensuring peace in the state and victory for APC in the coming Governorship election” the statement read.

You May Also Like

+ There are no comments

Add yours