Aiyedatiwa speaks on ‘plans to scrap LCDAs in Ondo’

Ondo State governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has disclosed that his administration does not have any plan to abolish the recently created Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.

Instead, Aiyedatiwa said his government will soon constitute transition committees for the 18 Local Government Areas and 33 LCDAs ahead of the forthcoming local government elections in the State.

Governor Aiyedatiwa disclosed this during a meeting with the former members of Caretaker Committees of the LGAs and LCDAs at the Governor’s Office in Akure.

According to the governor, the creation of the LCDAs was one of the legacies of the late former governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, which must be preserved.

The governor told the 255 former appointees that the case instituted in court by the opposition party and subsequent court injunction had prevented their inauguration and assumption of office.

The governor said efforts were being intensified to resolve the court case through a political solution, which has been granted by the court.

He added that once the case is finally withdrawn from the court, all the errors made in the composition of the list of the appointees would be corrected and transition committees will be inaugurated for the LGAs and LCDAs.

The governor urged the former appointees to demonstrate more commitment to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in their respective local government areas.

“It is important for us to come together as one big family for the progress of the APC and the development of our State,” he said, stressing that there was no division in the party’s leadership.

The State APC chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, echoed the governor’s words of unity in the party, commending Aiyedatiwa for the interface with the party members.

Hon. Olaniyi Gbenga and Mrs. Funke Kumuyi, who spoke on behalf of the former appointees, thanked the governor for the interface and pledged their loyalty and support for his administration.