By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has urged closer ties among
political appointees in the State and their respective Wards, saying;
“a situation where political appointees just stay put in Ado-Ekiti,
the State capital without visiting their Wards not to talk of
attending and contributing to the meetings will no longer be

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Wale
Ojo-Lanre, Governor Oni has been receiving various complaints of
abandonment of political activities at the ward level by some
appointees in the State and he is not taking lightly to this.

He said the governor has directed closer monitor of activities of all
political appointees at the ward level with a view to sanctioning
those found culpable.

His words; “The ward is the foundation on which a political party is
built. Activities at that level are the most important to the success
of a political party in any election and it is important that our
people pay greater attention to their wards.

“I have received complaints that some of our appointees are not taking
attendance of ward meetings as serious as they should do and I want to
urge that this attitude should stop forthwith.

“No doubt, our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the
strongest in Ekiti State today, but we must all be conscious of the
fact that the opposition parties are not relenting too.

“Therefore, a situation whereby some of our appointees, who in the
first instance got their appointees through recommendations from their
wards are now being found wanting in political, developmental and
social activities at the ward level is inimical to the growth of our
party, and this will no longer be tolerated.”

He called on ward executive of the party to also maintain liaison
between appointees from their wards and the party members, adding
that; “appointees should be updated with happenings at their
respective wards so that necessary contributions can be made.”