Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated the opposition of his administration to the Local Council Development Areas created by his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Fayose said aside the fact that the matter is in court, he would comply fully with the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution on local government creation.
According to a press statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, clearly spells out the authorities and procedures for the creation of local governments.
The governor stressed that pending the pronouncements of the courts, the administration will be guided by the provision of Section 3 and Part 1, first schedule of the 1999 Constitution on the list of Local Governments in Nigeria in the allocation of resources to that tier of government.
Fayose assured the people of Ekiti State that he would not do anything to undermine the court and the constitution as the LCDA issue is concerned.
He called on the people to continue to support his government.
The 1999 Constitution does not recognise the creation of additional local government areas until they are listed in the constitution.
Fayose had during his inauguration said he would not fund the additional 19 LCDAs created by Fayemi with funds meant for the recognised local government areas in the state.