Oyo: Gov. Makinde explains why he sacked local govt chairmen

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Friday defined the principle cause he dissolved the native authorities chairmen and councillors within the 33 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) and 35 Native Council Growth Areas (LCDAs) within the state.

Makinde, whereas noting that the council chairmen who have been requested to vacate their workplaces with fast impact are anticipated to problem his choice within the court docket of regulation, maintained that they have been dissolved as a result of the native authorities election that was carried out by the fast previous Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was in opposition to a subsisting court docket order.

DAILY POST remembers that the native authorities chairmen who have been requested to go away the workplaces have been elected throughout the election carried out by the State Unbiased Electoral Fee (OYSIEC) final yr Could. 

The Affiliation of Native Authorities of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter by means of its Chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye has nevertheless kicked in opposition to the dissolution.

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ALGON, in an announcement obtained by DAILY POST, described the motion of the brand new Governor as unlawful and unconstitutional. 

However, the Chief of Workers to Governor Seyi Makinde, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, whereas addressing journalists on the safety state of affairs within the State on the Government Council Chamber of the Governor’s workplace, Secretariat, Ibadan, on Friday, remarked that the final native authorities administration within the state was put collectively in an election that was in opposition to a subsisting court docket order.

Ilaka, who spoke on behalf of Makinde, mentioned, “I do know folks go about saying these Native authorities executives had gone to court docket to get an order, however everyone knows that it was an ‘arrangee’ judgment that was filed by the identical folks in opposition to the identical aspect that didn’t oppose the applying.

“They sourced for an order that was not opposed by the State or appealed by the State.”

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Ilaka mentioned the administration would proper all the things that had gone mistaken within the state, saying that the intent of the administration was to obey the court docket order that’s legitimate.

“We are waiting for them to challenge the decision of this administration, we have nothing to hide either. We have also directed all the Heads of local governments (HLAs) to take over the affairs of their respective council areas.”

Ilaka disclosed {that a} group of authorized specialists is engaged on the matter and was optimistic that the state authorities could have its manner.

He assured the folks of Oyo state that the brand new administration would alter and proper all the things which have gone mistaken within the final dispensation.

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Updated: June 1, 2019 — 3:21 pm