TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

Creation Of New Local Governments – A Plot To Destabilize Incoming Government – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has described the creation of

18 new additional Local Government Councils in the state by the outgoing

governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi as diversionary and a deliberate action to create confusion and

instability for the incoming government of Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose .

In a statement issued and signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the

party, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, the party said that the creation of the new local

councils by a government that is obviously leaving very soon smacks of hypocrisy and

The party wondered why the outgoing governor chose to tread on this

dangerous path of undemocratic practice by creating inchoate and illegal councils in the

last days of his administration after losing woefully to the PDP in the just concluded

“This latest action is a ploy to give the in – coming administration a

hard start. This is unacceptable.  The in – coming government of the PDP will review the

exercise and take appropriate steps to curtail this reckless show of shame.

“A government that said it had many redundant workers at the local government

Councils few months ago is now desperately recruiting workers just to

increase the debt profile of the government and create problem for the in coming

The party also said it has uncovered many plots of the drowning regime of

APC to create landmines and booby traps for the in coming administration and that

the party is also  aware of the clandestine moves of the governor to cause disaffection

between  the PDP  and the people of the state, but   added that steps will

be taken in the next few days to curtail the recklessness and undemocratic actions

of the outgoing government.
The party further stated that all these unnecessary actions of the

Governor and his co-travelers many not be unconnected with their disastrous outing during

the just concluded free and fair election in the state.

“We understand that the governor is yet to recover from the shock of his

loss of power in the just concluded election. We believe that this latest action

was borne out of frustration and hopelessness
We only hope that he will soon recover from the hang – over and face the

reality of a  loss of power  through the ballot.
The party therefore advised the Governor to shun those urging him to go to

court over the election and continue to behave gentlemanly rather than resort to

self- help and undemocratic behavior that may destroy his credentials.

The party also warned the outgoing governor to stop all manners of tricks

that may impede a smooth transition to the next government.