By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, yesterday, hit back at the opposition political parties in the state which accused him of crippling the local governments by withholding fund, describing the accusation as an idle talk.
The governor, who spoke after inspecting some ongoing projects in Ogun Waterside and Ijebu-East councils, described the activities in the local governments since he assumed office as encouraging.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bashorun Oladipo, the governor said the opposition political parties in the state criticised his government because they wanted to be heard.
Labour Party and Peoples Party of Nigeria in the state had in recent times claimed that chairmen in the 20 local governments had failed to perform since they were elected, accusing the government of muzzling them.
Amosun said: “These opposition political parties don’t have anything to do. They must criticise the performing government just to be heard. Let them say what they have to say, we will do what we have to do and we are already doing what we have to do.”
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