A memeber of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State of Osun, Adekanola Desmond, has called on the state Government to see the need to quickly conduct elections or constitute caretaker committees at the local government level as elective positions at the third tier of government cannot continue to remain vacant.
He stressed that local government is the closest to the people, the manner the government appointed council managers to manage the affairs of their councils calls for sober reflection and concern.
In his words, “It is over three months now that the tenure of the local government chairmen in the state came to an end and the governor is still finding it difficult to constitute a caretaker committee or conduct an election.”
He alleged that the way the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state has managed the local government portrays they are not democratic enough which has prevented dividend of democracy from getting to the grassroots.
In his reaction, Public Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, Kunle Oyatomi declared that the PDP has no experience and expertise in handling elections at the local government levels, adding that their experience was woeful.