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Support Fayemi’s developmental programmes, Buhari’s campaign chief urges chairmen-elect

Priscilla Ofunre, Ado-Ekiti

The Director General of Buhari/Osinbajo campaign Council in Ekiti State in the 2019 presidential election, Olusegun Osinkolu, has advised the newly elected local government chairmen and councilors not to derail in the state government’s development focus for the third tiers by their actions.

Osinkolu advised the officials, who will be sworn-in soon, not to sabotage the efforts being made by Governor Kayode Fayemi to fortify the councils and make them strong vehicles that can redistribute the commonwealth to those at the grassroots.

The 16 chairmen and 177 councilors, who are all members of the All Progressives Congress, were elected during the local government election conducted on December 7 in the state.

Urging the elected officials not to work at cross purposes with Fayemi, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, Osinkolu reminded that no council can develop when the chairman and the Governor are locked in political rumble, but such could only achieve when there is strong partnership.

The APC Chieftain advised the incoming council bosses to refrain from inordinate political ambitions and unbridled quests for materialism and align with the programmes being midwifed by Fayemi to rebuild Ekiti to a model.

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“The present government came with 5-cardinal agenda to build our economy in all spheres. The incoming council bosses must key in this agenda. They must promote our party through welfare programmes that will reduce poverty among rural people.

“Inordinate ambitions and rival crisis have never helped the delivery of democracy dividends. They must refrain from such by being loyal to the constitution and party leaders at all levels.

“They must not deploy their positions to fight political battles or flex muscles with anyone, because building an economy that can bring development has been the focus of government under Fayemi and the councils must embrace this “.

Osinkolu urged the council bosses not to shut their doors against the citizens owing to pressure of demands, saying constructive engagements will be a better way to promote understanding under this circumstance.

“Shutting doors against the people will bring hatred and plummet the APC’s popularity at the grassroots and this is dangerous to us ahead of 2022 governorship poll.

“Instead of evading the people to ward off pressures, engage them and tell them the financial capacities of the councils for better understanding, so that the people can continually have trust in APC and its representatives at any level”.