The functions of a ruling party is to deliver mandate given to them by the people in accordance with the scope of work enshrined in the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria . While the opposition is to commend when the local government performed credible well and constructively criticize the 3rd tier of government where necessary , provide alternative and superior suggestions where necessary and equally pull their ears whenever the ruling party erred.
Apart from the council legislative arms saddle with the responsibility of oversight functions on the executives. Non politicians, cdas, cdc, cbo, religious body, union leaders and the oppositions if truly they are existing in Kosofe,the independent citizens, Media and civil organisation’s are also responsible to do checks and balance on the elected local council executive rather than diverting their attention to Abuja (Presidency) forgetting that they say charity begins at home.
So long, the opposition only awakes from their slumber only during the local council elections without putting the ruling party on their toes on their performances on or before any election can be best described by the hilarious senator Dino Melaye song titled” Ajekun iya” since 1999 the song has been same for the opposition.
From all the indications before now they have not shown that they will stop dancing to the said song beat. If and only if, the opposition parties coalition will painstakingly attend workshop and get enlighten to know their scope of work and come up with logical suggestions to the ruling. The ruling party in kosofe LG, Agboyi Ketu and Ikosi Isheri Lcdas respectively,also Seminar for them to be sensitized on their responsibility matrix to the good people of Kosofe F.C altogether in terms transparency, accountability and probitity of their budgets not just by media activities updates. But this are yet to be seen.
The most important officer among st its executive should be the LGA spokesman, the Secretary and the Chairman because contrary to believe on the 5 principal officers with the exclusion of the public relations office. Its until the opposition at the local level understands PR is a management function to balance the interest of their party and the public before their chances could be brighten.
From the ikosi isheri, Agboyi ketu lcdas and kosofe local government all the council executives activities has been posted on the social media which we are always tagged. But we are yet to see the opposition to commend or criticize their actions.
Which indicates that APC led council chairmen in kosofe federal constituency are all performing well and making judicial use of their monthly allocations for the benefit of their constituents. If not, Pdp and the citizens would have been criticizing the council boss rather than PMB.
Another vital area where the halfhearted opposition parties abandon their duties is the annual budget of their local council. Year in out, The council bosses present the annual budget both capital and recurrent expenditure are kept away from the public scrutiny.
Our primary responsibility is to hold public officials accountable as entrenched the constitution. This is what we have being doing over the years that made the affected public officials to had wrong notion about us.
Kosofepost, However, will like to give kudos to kosofe Lg chairman Hon.Babatunde sofola. During his first term that we demanded for an open budget, which prompted him 2013 to organise the first of its budget stakeholders meeting which is now annual event to meet community leaders, cda, cdc etc, to know their community needs before the council budget is prepared. This has become the tradition in kosofe LG. Nevertheless, The council bosses must follow the footstep of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode by making their budgets more transparent and open to the public.
We are one of the great supporter of autonomy for the local councils but making local government budget to lack transparency, accountability and probity justify the positions of those kicking against autonomy for kosofe LG and other local governments in lagos State due to the alleged corruptions.
Kosofe LG, Agboyi ketu & ikosi isheri lcda and their social media handlers as they draw our attention to the various developmental activities in their LCDAs and local gov’t they should also endeavor to tag their annual budget estimation to us. We shall help them to post it.