The All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Obokun constituency of the state, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, disclosed this Monday after participating in the referendum conducted by the state Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC) for the creation of new councils at his Isale-Alfa Unit 9, Ward 1, Obokun Local Government Area.
Oyintiloye, who commended the initiative of the governor as well as the exercise, noted that the local government creation initiative would deepen good governance.
The governor had presented a bill to the state House of Assembly for the creation of additional 27 local government areas.
He also lauded the state legislature for supporting the governor to achieve his course by directing the commission to conduct the referendum in compliance with the constitution.
According to him, the referendum conducted by OSSIEC has shown that the government is actually serious about the creation of new councils, and committed to meet all legal, technical and constitutional procedure for the exercise.
Describing local government as the closest government to the people at the grassroots, he said the creation of new councils would further bring development closer to the people.
“The move by Ogbeni Aregbesola administration to create more councils has clearly shown that he is indeed a governor of the people that would do everything necessary to ensure the development of the state.
“Eventhough the governor has been doing this since the inception of his administration, he has not relented in his efforts, inspite the dwindling resources of the state.
“The state House of Assembly also deserved commendation for supporting the governor to achieve the milestone of creating new councils that no democratic government has been able to achieved since the creation of the state”, he added.
Noting that the referendum was aimed at feeling the impulse of the people on the exercise, he added that the massive participation of the people in the referendum has shown that the government shared their views.
He urged the OSSIEC to fast-track the submission of his report on the referendum to the legislature for the Assembly to work on it, with a view to ensure that the motive of the exercise is actualised.