LG Boss Faults Revenue Formula
ACN gubernatorial aspirant in Ondo State, Chief Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, has allayed fears in political circles that the large number of aspirants eyeing the party’s ticket for the October 20, 2012 election may lead to party disintegration, saying: “We are turning that perceived disadvantage to strength with which to lift the banner of our great party to greater heights.”
Ekungba spoke at a rally in Isua, Akoko South East, where over 1,000 members of the Labour Party from decamped to the ACN.
The defectors were led to the event by leaders including Prince Olu Williams, Mr. Paul Ajibulu, Mr. Tallest Oladokun, Mr. Omobolade Martins and Prince Amodeni. Also present at the ceremony was another ACN aspirant, Dr. Segun Abraham.
While addressing youths that thronged the venue, Ekungba gave assurance that “the next ACN government in Ondo State will not only replicate OYES (Osun State Youth Empowerment Scheme) but will double the number to 40,000 because Ondo State is richer.” He also pledged a truly free and qualitative education.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman of Bariga Local Council Development Area, Akeem Omoyele Sulaiman, has condemned the present revenue allocation ratio operated by the federal government, saying it leaves little or nothing for local administrations in the country.
He made the remark at the 2012 Democracy Day celebrations held at the council premises recently, an occasion where the council also gave out tricycles, motorbikes, deep freezers, hair dryers, generators, outboard engines and other items to some citizens of the community in continuation of its Poverty Eradication Programme.
He said the council would, in fulfillment of its promises, continue to empower people who are focused, competent and hardworking, warning that the items should not be regarded as largesse.