Political appointees in Ondo State have been implored to complement the efforts of the governor, by positively affecting the lives of their constituents rather than eating the resources alone.
The Chief Whip of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Adeyemi Adesina who lamented the level of neglect on the part of the political appointees to their immediate constituency, said this selfish attitude didn’t showcase the efforts of the governor enough to the people at the grassroots.
Speaking with members of the Association of Online Journalists in Akure, the state capital, the Lawmaker representing Owo constituency 11 in the House of Assembly noted that governor Akeredolu appointed aides across the 18 Local government areas of the state in order to take governance to the grassroots, but expressed disappointment in many aides who disconnected from their people.
According to him, governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, was performing creditably well, but his efforts lack feedback mechanism as most of his aides fail to replicate the gesture to their people.
The lawmaker, disclosed that since he was elected to represent his people, he has been organising empowerment programme every 100 days spending nothing less than three million.
He condemned the habit of used and dumped that was common among politicians, noting that they shouldn’t wait till election period before touching the lives of the electorate.
The Chairman, House Committee on works and infrastructure, affirmed that governor Akeredolu had 80% chance to contest and win the forthcoming gubernatorial election without the Unity Forum caucus of the ruling party.
Adesina who said it was better for all members of the All Progressives Congress party in the state to form a formidable team, said he was ready to apply every possible strategy to bring members together.
Addressing the alleged feud between the governor and his deputy, the Lawmaker said that the governor has nothing to do with the riff between the deputy governor and the commissioner for information, saying the duo hailed from the same constituency and were free to exchange banters without dragging the governor into it.
Asked if there is a move before the House to impeach the deputy governor, the Chief Whip affirmed that, “As at today, there is no plan or meeting to impeach the deputy governor”.
He stated that those peddling the rumour found pleasure in disintegration for their own advantage, probably, to replace the deputy governor.
He described the governor as a prudent and principled personality who doesn’t give room for embezzlement and misappropriation.
He added that the governor was ready for any form which the party primaries would take, saying his giant strides in terms of developing the state was enough to earn him second term in office, and lamented the lack of mass publicity in some of the key sectors cum lack of good representation at the grassroots.