The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has promised that his administration will not tamper with the allocations of local government areas in the state if elected on March 2.
Kashamu said this on Monday when he visited the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in his Ake Palace in Abeokuta.
Kashamu, who represents Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said he would allow council chairmen to use their allocations for the development of their areas.
The lawmaker added that he would not interfere in the running of the councils.
Kashamu said, “I am not running for the position to steal money in government.
“First, I want to pledge that my own government will be the last government that will hijack local government funds. I will give an undertaking.
“The problem we have seen in many states is that local government administrations are not allowed to manage their allocations directly in a way that would guarantee development at the grassroots.
“I pledge that my own government will never, be it four years or eight years, sit on local government allocations for a second.”
Oba Gbadebo hailed the choice of Kashamu’s running mate Dr Reuben Abati, describing him as the pride of Egba people.