Our attention has been drawn to a spurious and baseless allegation signed by one Peretei Ikantu, the publicity Secretary of PDP; that former local government Chairmen in the Eighteen councils are still drawing salaries from the state treasury and collect Internally Generated Revenue from Rate Officers.
The report is not only malicious, but outright falsehood and futile attempt to soil the image of the local government chairmen by our opposition(PDP).
We want to assure the good people of Ondo state that all the former LG chairmen had since submitted their handover notes to the various *HEADS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION* who have been holding forth in all the 18 LGs since 30th of August 2023.
*We are using this opportunity to thank Mr Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON for putting up democratic structure in all the local govts which allows us to serve our people at grassroot level.*
The author does not provide a shred of evidence to support his baseless allegation. We could have ignored his jaundiced report , but we have a duty to provide the fact so that the good people of Ondo state are not misled by the blatant misinformation.
The fake news by Petetei Ikantu is completely false and makes no sense. It is mere fake news that only satisfies his mischief and the selfish interest of opposition party, PDP.
We also reiterate that *Mr Petetei Ikantu should withdraw the libellous publication with public apology within 24 hours* ,faliure which we will recourse to legal remedy.
Hon. Augustine Oloruntogbe
Erstwhile Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON.
Ondo State Branch