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Buhari’s minister describes Oyo LG poll ‘charade’

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has described the local government election held on Saturday in Oyo State as  a charade

Mr Shittu told journalists on Sunday in Ibadan that  two legal suits against the election would soon decide if the exercise was valid.

“The council poll is a travesty of justice and a violation of the spirit of democracy. It is self-serving and aimed specifically at the gubernatorial primaries of the party,’’ he said.

He wondered why the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was in a rush to conduct the poll, which he never did in seven years of his administration.

The minister said the governor’s target was to have elected chairmen on ground knowing well that they would be automatic delegates.

Mr Shittu said that the two pending cases on the election were filed in Abuja and  Ibadan.

“I am happy that we all are in the state and saw that the generality of our people ignored the election, despite the fact that we in the Unity Forum did not instruct people to do so.

“We will not sleep, rest on our oars, be cowed nor submit to injustice or impunity. We will not,’’ he added.

According to Shittu, peace can only be achieved when  there is  justice in the polity.

NAN reports that APC won all the chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 33 Local Government Councils and 35 Local Council Development Areas.

NAN

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