By Musa Baba Adamu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State chapter on Thursday disclosed its readiness to participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state.
According to the party, its decision to be on the ballot on December 16, 2023 Local Government election was hinged on the inefficiencies that now abound in 18 local government areas of the state.
Fatai Adams, the state party Chairman, asserted that PDP will be fielding tried-and-true community persons who are knowledgeable about local issues at the grassroots level, adding that boycotting has never aided anyone.
At a recent gathering of stakeholders at its secretariat, Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Council the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, ODIEC, Dr. Joseph Aremu, had revealed the upcoming election.
Adams emphasised that the local government, which is the state’s third level of administration, has been paralysed but insisted that this was not the case when the PDP was in power.
The party also appealed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to ensure fairness among all parties that will be participating in the polls.
“This time around, APC will be resisted by the grassroot people who have been bearing the brunt of inept, colourless, unenviable, dry and retrogressive governance at that very important layer of government.
“We are passionately appealing to the chairman and other members of the Commission to always act on the side of the people bearing in mind that their Commission is being financed by the taxpayers’ money and not from the APC government which merely appointed them.”