An Oyo state based social- political group, The Ajumose Coalition Movement (ACM), has hailed the recent appointment of caretaker chairmen for the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state made by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Anger and criticisms had trailed the appointment of new caretaker committee chairmen for the 33 local governments and 24 newly created LCDAs.
But ACM, which is an umbrella body for over 160 associations, called on all members of the party in the state to show some understanding. It said the intention of the governor who also doubled as the leader of the party ,was to inject new blood into the system as well as giving everybody a sense of belonging.
The ACM Cordinator, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, in a statement during the week pleaded for harmony between leaders and followers, stressing that the leader should be seen as a primus inter pare, and all members should have undiluted loyalty to the leader with the assurance of a sense of belonging.
He said: “It is in the atmosphere of peace and tranquility as well as mutual respect for the leadership is sine -qua -non, for our party to continue to be a ruling party in the state.
” The action of removing all serving chairmen is a welcome development as this will afford new set of people who have not been in government since the inception of this administration to contribute their quota to the development of the state, thereby giving all members equal opportunity to showcase their achievements in the forthcoming local governments election”.
The ACM coordinator warned all members, “especially those whose stock-in-trade is to fan ember of discord by spreading unfounded rumours and barrage of lies against particular individuals before the leader with the view of running the person down to desist.
” Those people should desist from ungodly act hence as they would incur the wrath of God” Olatubosun warned.
The ACM used the medium to congratulate the newly appointed caretaker chairmen and advised them to run an inclusive government . The group explained that failure to do so would defeat the purpose of bringing them on board as well as erode the confidence reposed in them by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Olatubosun then concluded by imploring members to embrace peace and give all necessary supports to the caretaker committees in their respective local governments as well as the Ajimobi-led administration in the state.