The Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, has charged the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Abdul-Kabir Adekumle Akinlade to ensure that the local governments are allowed to function as stipulated in the constitution, if elected into office.
This is even as he handed over a 25-year plan of the entire Remo land to Akinlade for keeps.
The eminent lawyer-monarch handed over the plan to Akinlade when he visited him at his palace in Sagamu, the political headquarters of Remo, at the weekend.
“When you get there, please empower the local governments because they are also elected and closer to the grass root. Ogun state has just started in terms of development and I pray that the drive get to the community as expected”.
“If the local governments are allowed to function, they have their responsibilities and they will do it adequately”, Oba Ajayi pointed out.
Akinlade, while responding, promised to work in collaboration with the traditional institution and treat traditional rulers with utmost respect, if he becomes governor.
He assured the traditional ruler that his administration would not embark on any new project until all the ongoing projects across the state are completed.
“I have sat down and ruminated with my deputy, Kabiyesi, if I am elected, I will partner the traditional institutions and our administration will ensure that we do not start any new project until we complete every ongoing projects across the state”.Akinlade said.