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Sack LG secretaries, conduct poll, PDP tells Ambode

Toluwani Eniola

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to sack the executive secretaries appointed to head the local government areas of the state.

The PDP said using executive secretaries to head the councils was contrary to Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution which made provision for only democratically elected persons to manage the councils.

“These appointees called executive secretaries have no place in our constitution  as it contravenes section 7 of the 1999 Constitution which recognises only democratically elected persons to head the councils. The continued existence of executive secretaries  is illegal and should not be recognised,” the PDP said in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Gani Taofik, on Thursday.

The party described Governor Ambode’s celebration of democracy as hypocrisy because he had refused to allow democracy to thrive at the third tier of government.

The PDP said Ambode’s failure to conduct elections into the councils had nullified the achievements he claimed to have made in the last one year.

It further condemned Ambode’s refusal to probe former Governor Babatunde Fashola on the numerous allegations of fraud, embezzlement and abandoned projects during his tenure.

The statement read, “The APC is a party of pseudo-democrats and propagandists. They continue to deceive the people that they are progressives but they are not. Governor Ambode has exposed their hypocrisy by not upholding the tenets of democracy.

The people at that third tier of government are deprived of the government of their choice, rather, they are being governed by the appointees of Ambode.

“Lagos State has always been the best model for the APC to flaunt but we can now see that there is more of noise making in the state than actual governance.”

-Punch

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