By Ismaeel Uthman
A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Ajibola Famurewa has described as inhuman, the move by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ground local government administration through the instituted ex-parte motion at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Ajibola who is representing Ilesa-East, Ilesa-West, Atakumosa-East and Atakumosa-West in the State of Osun said it is an act of wickedness and brutality against the masses for the PDP chieftains to aim at shutting down governance at local government levels.
The lawmaker in an interview with newsmen on Monday said: “All over the world, local government is the closest to the down trodden and the rural dwellers.
“That is why the dynamic style of governance of Ogbeni Aregbesola has taken giant strides to affect local government positively in the last seven years. But it is very unfortunate that the opposition party, PDP, in her usual retrogressive approach is designing famine, scarcity and artificial recession in the face of dwindling economic challenges.
“The PDP has never meant well for the people; they are jealous of Aregebsola’s numerous achievements. All their antics are to impoverish the people and turn them into beggars and this will not stand.”
Famurewa added: “Local governments in the State of Osun have kept pace with developmental policies in delivering the dividends of democracy, but have continued to struggle to make ends meet financially, as they cannot survive outside the FAAC disbursement as the case is in Lagos.