Appointment Of Sole Administrators For 57 LCDAs Confirmation Of APC’s Unpopularity – Lagos PDP

PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State Chapter, has described as illegal, the appointment of 57 Sole Administrators for the Local Governments and Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode weekend appointed the Sole Administrators following a resolution of the State House of Assembly sacking on Thursday sacking the executive secretaries, who hitherto, ran the affairs of the councils for the past two years.
The new Sole Administrators, who were sworn-in Monday by Gov. Ambode, are to oversee the affairs of the councils pending the conduct of local government elections at a later date.
Reacting to the development, the Lagos PDP spokesman, Taofiq Gani, in a statement on Monday, said “The Sole Administrators were appointed to continue to occupy the councils in proxy for the All Progressives Congress, APC, for another period not less than three months, instead of allowing the LASIEC (state electoral commission), to announce date for council polls”.
Mr. Gani continued: “The PDP holds that the governor and the APC are jittery and unpopular of going into the grass roots elections in the state, thus the decisions to control the councils by nomenclature of executive secretaries and sole administrators, which are alien and offensive to the provisions of our Constitution, which under section 7, guarantees only democratically elected local government council administrations”.