2023: I'll fight for LG autonomy, if elected Senator-- Ex-Gov Daniel - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, October 22, 2022

2023: I'll fight for LG autonomy, if elected Senator-- Ex-Gov Daniel

By Peter Adedoyin

The Senatorial candidate for Ogun East Senatorial District of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has promised to fight for local government autonomy, if elected in the 2023 general elections.

Otunba Daniel, who said this at a rally in Atan, the headquarters of Ijebu North East local government area of the state while rounding up his ward-to-ward tour of the council area, said this will guarantee development of the third tier of government.

According to the former governor of the State, Nigeria would remain underdeveloped unless the third tier of government is fully independent and detached totally from the apron string and control of the states.

He said the nation's Constitution confers independence on the third tier of government.

“The best way we can achieve development is by getting autonomy for the local government and enforcing transparency for the purpose of delivering democracy dividends to the people.”

He added, "in the last one week, we have been in this local government, we have toured all the nooks and crannies of this local government, we know what is happening here, we understand the condition of the roads, which is a big challenge and I want to assure you that we will let the 'power that be know', and I am sure that something will be done very very soon".

"The work of a Senator is a little bit different from that of a governor. We want to go to Abuja and make laws. But its compulsory that Senator and Governor and the President must work together. So, I want to plead that this election, is not about OGD alone, but all APC candidates".

The work of a Senator is to facilitate, to use the network that is possible within what is going on at the federal capital to help our situation".

"Part of the problem we have in many states today is the issue of local government autonomy.

And part of what we want to go and fight is that local government resources should be given to local government. 

Without the local government being properly empowered and funded, nothing can happen, and that is what I think that is very important that we are going to the Senate to do" 

During the political rally, scores of the people were empowered with different working tools, ranging from sewing machine, grinding machines, deep freezers, tractor, a car among other items.

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