Oluwarotimi Akeredolu recently revealed that the exercise was a huge success and he is delighted.
According to him, the turnout for the election was impressive, but it can surely be better.
He added that the local government is still the most important tier of government since it is the closest to the people and will guarantee better delivery of the dividends of democracy.
His words, “It is imperative by the constitution that we have democratically elected government at all levels.
”What we are doing is not extraordinary, but it is constitutional and I am one of those that want it.
”By the grace of God, we pray we will come back and these set of elected chairmen and councillors will be the first that will spend their three years completely”.
“I have made my case for local government autonomy; since I came in, I have not touched local government money, they do their meetings and share their money.”
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Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, or Rotimi Akeredolu, (born 21 July 1956) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria and also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.
Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the Law Firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, a Law Firm he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Nigeria.
Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State. Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively.
His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happiness” in Yoruba He went on to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, graduating in 1977. He was called to the Nigerian Bar 1978.
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