Ekiti State Governor , Dr Kayode Fayemi , on Monday accused his predecessor , Mr Ayodele Fayose , of placing politics above the interests of Ekiti people .
This , he said , was responsible for Fayose ’ s decision to abandon the Local Council Development Areas which his administration created in 2014 .
Fayemi , who noted that the agitation for creation of LCDAs was always topmost among the people ’s demands , said , his administration ’ s response to it was a “ demonstration of commitment to justice , fair- play and response to the yearning of the people for increase and adequate representation at all levels of governance .”
The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti , while inaugurating a 13 – member LCDA creation committee headed by Mr . Segun Oluwole , to kickstart the process of creating new LCDAs from the 16 existing council areas of the state .
He said that the Committee on the Creation of LCDAs , chaired by Justice Akinjide Ajakaiye , in 2014 , adopted a consultative and inclusive approach to its mandate and presented to government a report that led to the creation of additional 19 LCDAs from the existing 16 council areas in the state .
The governor said , “ Regrettably , the successor government placed politics above the far – reaching interest of Ekiti people. The process was abandoned just like it did to many of the developmental policies , programmes and projects of my first term . ”
Fayemi , further said , LCDAs creation was “ response to the agitation of our people for enhanced representation at all levels of government .”