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PDP chides opposition for blocking autonomy in Edo

19 December 2014, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State lambasted the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) lawmakers in the State House of Assembly for blocking the proposed local government autonomy during the ongoing constitutional amendment.

The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, said the APC lawmakers, led by Uyi Igbe, blocked the amendments.

“They have by their action confirmed that the third tier of government means nothing to the APC led government," said Nehikhare.

"They are telling Edo people that they want to continue to rig local government council elections, impose their stooges and fiddle with the resources meant for the development of the areas. Just like they stifle business and enterprise by their obnoxious taxes and levies, they want to continue to deny local government their right to be innovative and autonomous.”

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The party assured the electorate that a PDP-led government would encourage enterprise of individuals and certainly support the autonomy of the local government.

PDP called on the APC-led government to feel the "pulse of the people" and do as they wish.

"For the executive to continue remote controlling the APC house of assembly is most unfortunate and to think that some of the assembly members will be facing the electorate only in a few weeks time confirms the fact that power arrogance is the common denominator of APC membership."

- CAJ News


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