As the new Governor resumes office, the state local government chairmen have hence been dissolved. This was revealed through the just appointed Chief Of Staff to the government, Chief Bisi Ilaka.
In a statement signed by the newly appointed Chief of Staff, the statement read below:
- That all local Government authorities, Local Council Development Authorities be dissolved with immediate effect.
His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde has directed as follows:
- That all Local Government Chairmen are to hand over to their Heads of Local Government Administration (HLA) or the most Senior Directors in their local government areas and councils.
- That all Boards of Parastatals and corporations be dissolved.
- That embargo is placed on all Local and State Government accounts until further directives.
While reacting to the statement released and signed by Chief Bisi Ilaka, the Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Oyo State Chapter, Prince Abass Aleshinloye reacted immediately to the governor’s actions.
Mr Abass Aleshinloye statement read below:
Re: Purported Dissolution of Local Government in Oyo State.
It has come to the notice of ALGON Oyo State branch that the new governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde has purportedly dissolved all democratically elected local government in the state.
This to say the least is unconstitutional, unexpected and too hasty for a new government.
This illegality was reported in the news media.
ALGON Oyo rejects this unconstitutional act of Mr Governor. It is illegal and contempt of a subsisting court judgment against any dissolution of the councils as ordered by Justice A. A. Aderemi of High Court 2, Ibadan, Oyo State., on May 6, 2019.
We wish to appeal to all local government chairmen, councillors, supervisors and Oyo State citizens in these respective councils to remain calm and be peaceful.
ALGON will seek all democratic and constitutional means to correct this illegal act.
All will be appropriately updated as events unfold.
We count on your solidarity and maximum moral support in this democratic struggle.