The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sunday, expressed its opposition to the appointment of 57 sole administrators for the local governments and council development areas in the state.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will swear-in the new appointees today.
The appointments came after the governor sacked the executive secretaries who ran the affairs of the councils for the past two years.
Reacting through its spokesman, Toafiq Gani, PDP said “The sole administrators were appointed “to continue to occupy the councils in proxy for the APC, for another period not less than three months, instead of allowing the LASIEC (state electoral commission), to announce date for council polls.
“The PDP holds that the governor and the APC are jittery and unpopular of going into the grass roots elections in the state, thus the decisions to control the councils by nomenclature of executive secretaries and sole administrators, which are alien and offensive to the provisions of our Constitution, which under section 7 guarantees only democratically elected local government council administrations.”