By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
À member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Afe Olowookere has urged state Governors across the country to stop the delay in composing state Electoral Commissions.
Hon. Olowookere who made the appeal while playing host to members of the state Correspondence Chapel in Akure said such day gives the Governors the opportunity to perpetrate many illegalities.
According to him, Governors should stop hiding behind the absence of state Electoral Commissions to appoint Caretakers which he said is “alien to our constitution”
His words, “it is necessary to checkmate the excessiveness of the state Executives who used every slight opportunity to sweep Council polls for their parties to satisfy their selfish interests”..
He said, amophorous arrangements at Local Government levels is not acceptable since Governors catch in in such arrangement to syphons Council funds for their selfish ends.
He therefore stressed the need for Local Government autonomy which he said is good for the country and the nation’s democracy.
The Law Maker disclosed how the 16 motions and six bills which he personally wrote and presented on the floor of the House were able to scale through in the last three years.
Members of the Correspondence Chapel had earlier presented a letter of commendation to Hon. Olowookere in appreciation of his contribution to the upliftment of the standard of his people in Akure North and Akure South Federal constituency.
According to the Chairman of the Chapel, Comrade Ojo Oyewande, the decision to commend the Law Maker was based on the outcome of an independent survey of achievements of Rep members in Ondo Central
which was conducted by his predecessor in 2017.
While responding, Hon. Olowookere thanked the men of Pen profession for the honour, saying the letter will in due time spur him to do more for the people.
The letter, he said, is an indication that you have your expectations from the representatives of the people, adding that together we shall move the state forward.