The appointment of Caretaker Committees for the recently established Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Ondo State has sparked dissent, with Araromi Obu in the Southern Senatorial District taking a stand against the appointed leaders.
Over the weekend, the community voiced its opposition to the selection of Olarewaju Makinde as chairman and Giwa Rasheed as vice chairman of the LCDA, citing their non-indigenous status as a primary concern.
Youths from the community asserted that the appointments failed to uphold the principle of fairness to Araromi-Obu as the host community and to the indigenes of the town.
Adesanoye Akinbinu, the youth president of the community, expressed dismay at the development, stating, “The appointment of non-indigenes as pioneer chairman and vice chairman was a bad precedent for the LCDA.”
Akinbinu emphasized the community’s displeasure, stating, “We received with great shock the announcement of Mr Olarewaju Makinde and Mr Giwa Rasheed as the chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the said Ifesowapo Local Council Development Authority.”
The community’s protest underscores the growing controversy surrounding the appointments, raising questions about the adherence to principles of fairness and representation in the formation of the Caretaker Committees for the newly created LCDAs in Ondo State.
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