A chairmanship aspirant for Sagamu Local Government under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Adebayo Ogunmewo, has stressed the need to ensure free, fair and transparent election during the forthcoming local government polls.
Prince Ogunmewo in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, in Abeokuta, on Sunday, appealed to the Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to use his office as party leader to checkmate those plotting to impose one candidate or the other, in the interest of genuine democracy within the party.
He said, there were plots by some party leaders to impose candidates after a number of aspirants had appeared for screening on August 3, arguing that, the selection of the chairmanship candidate should be done on merit and not by imposition.
“We have just uncovered a plot by some chieftains of the party in our local government to impose a candidate to run for the forthcoming local government poll, a move which may further worsen the internal party wrangling,” he said.
The United States-based politician alleged further that part of the plot was failure of the party leadership to call for regular meetings of members at the council level.
“I want to use this medium to draw the attention of our governor and leader, Senator Amosun, to the plot and the need to call those involved to order.
“There must be a level playing field for genuine democracy to prevail within the party’, he emphasised.
Ogunmeno, a member of NADECO and PRONACO, USA chapter, said: “I will deliver purposeful leadership focus on creating employment and wealth through the provision of motorable road networks to transport good and services.”