Condemnation as Ondo government votes N1.2 billion for LG elections

Condemnation as Ondo government votes N1.2 billion for LG elections

19.2.2020

Condemnation as Ondo government votes N1.2 billion for LG elections

The budgeted amount is more than twice what was budgeted for the same elections in 2016.

The Peoples Democratic Party has already withdrawn from the contest, while the Zenith Labour Party is yet to decide its participation.Out of that amount, specifically N1.150 billion will go for the conduct of the election in the 18 local councils in the state.

The budgeted amount is more than twice what was budgeted for the same elections in 2016, which was conducted by the previous government under Olusegun Mimiko.The Ondo State Government, has however, defended the huge budget, saying it was necessary to conduct a credible and a well organised election, even though it is at the level of the third tier of government.

He noted that the state government had decided to put in place a democratic structure in all the local governments, adding that “it was not proper to leave governance at the council levels at the hands of caretakers.”“I don’t think it is outrageous. Let us look at the bigger socio-political benefits that are accruable from the programme.”

“So nothing is too much to be put in place to ensure that the grassroots are democratised. It is not an outrageous cost.”Remi Olayiwola, the publicity secretary of the SDP, told PREMIUM TIMES that the sum should have been completely broken down to ensure that every detail of the expenditure was well known.

“But to just state a figure, will make it difficult for proper assessment of how the funds were expended.”He, however, noted that the members of the state legislature “should have known that there was a need for a downward review”.Meanwhile, the PDP, which had stated it would not participate in the council elections, said it would review the situation “and take a position very soon”.



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