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PDP kicks as Ondo gov names transition committees for LGs, LCDAs,

The Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has constituted transition committees for the 18 native authorities areas and 33 native council improvement areas within the state.

The state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has, nevertheless, faulted the event.

According to a press release issued on Thursday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, the transition committees could be accountable for affairs of the LGs and LCDAs till the state LG ballot is held.

The assertion learn partly, “The transition committees are to oversee the affairs of the LGs and LCDAs in the state until the local government election is held by the electoral body.

“Meanwhile, the state government is currently examining the concerns raised by some communities over the delineations carried out during the creation of the LCDAs to make the necessary amendments. The appointment takes immediate effect.”

However, the state PDP has condemned the motion of the federal government within the creation of the transition committees, saying it was a violation of the courtroom order.

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This was contained in a press release issued on Thursday by the get together’s Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei.

“The Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in flagrant disrespect for an Ondo State High Court judgment has appointed transition committees for 18 Local Government Areas and outlawed 33 Local Council Development Areas.

“On Thursday, June 20, 2024, Hon Justice A.O Adebusuoye pronounced the 33 LCDAs created by Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration as inchoate and unlawfully created. The courtroom held that the Local Government Creation Law 2023 was unconstitutional, unlawful, null, and void.

“Therefore, it is the height of lawlessness and impunity for Aiyedatiwa to appoint committees for LCDAs that are non-existent in the eyes of the law. The PDP Ondo State Chapter wishes to advise the governor to respect the laws of the land and stop embarrassing the people of the state with his actions that make us laughing stock in the comity of civilizmded people,” the assertion learn.

The PUNCH had reported that an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure,  nullified the creation of 33  native improvement council areas within the state.

The courtroom described the LCDAs, which have been created by the fast former governor of the state, the late Rotimi Akeredolu, as unlawful and illegal.

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