By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has been given a 21-day ultimatum to constitute the State Independent Electoral Commission for the local government elections or face legal battle.
The Chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party ( NNPP), Ogun State chapter, Comrade Olamiposi Oginni disclosed this while reading a letter written to the Governor containing the ultimatum at press conference held in Abeokuta.
Oginni, who described as illegal the running of the local government by Caretaker Committees, said it was no longer acceptable to the party.
He stated that the Governor derived joy in running an undemocratic government at the grassroot levels of the state, saying the party would no longer tolerate it.
The letter reads: “The above named Political Party hereby demand for the Constitution and Inauguration of OGUN STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION to fast track the electioneering of Democratically Elected Leadership at the 20 Local Government Area Councils of Ogun State.
“It’s saddening that Your Excellency as a Democratically Elected Governor smartly derived joy in running an undemocratic Government at the grassroot Levels of Ogun State.
“We hereby declared unequivocally that the illegal running of the Local Government by Caretaker Committee is no longer acceptable.
“On this note, we are demanding the Constitution and Inauguration of OGSIEC as a matter of urgency and automatic alacrity in less than 21 days from today!”.
He said that the party would use everything within the armbit of law to ensure that the third tiers of the government is free from the whims and caprices of successive Governors of the State.
His words: “We are seriously assuring Your Excellency of our resolve to do everything within the armbit of Law to ensure that the third tiers of Government is free from the whims and Caprices of successive Governors in Ogun State”.
Speaking on the online registration for the South West Security Network, Amotekun, Oginni urged the government to domesticate the registration in order to give rooms for the people at the grassroots to register.
On security lapses, he appealed to the state government to be proactive with the issue.
He revealed that the party is seriously working to take over power from the All Progressives Congress come 2023, insisting that the party has what it takes to defeat the big parties.