The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the continued operation of Joint Projects Account by the Kwara State Government, describing it as illegal.
Mr Iyiola Oyedepo, PDP Chairman in the state, told newsmen in Ilorin on Sunday that the account, set up to finance joint projects between the state and local councils, was unconstitutional.
According to him, the move is to strip local councils of their autonomy as guaranteed by the Constitution.
Oyedepo challenged the state government to declare to the public, the total number of projects executed through the joint account in any of the 16 local councils in the state.
He claimed that the arrangement had denied the people at the grassroots of basic necessities of life.
The PDP chairman further claimed that non of the 16 local government chairmen has access to the account.
Oyedepo also faulted the deduction of local government councils’ fund for the state university project.
The PDP chairman said it was time for the government to allow the local councils to operate as autonomous units in line with the Constitution.
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