The Oyo State House of Assembly has suspended Mr. Sarafadeen Omirinde, the chairman of the Saki West local government area. The suspension was enacted on Tuesday to facilitate an investigation into several allegations leveled against the chairman in a written correspondence submitted to the House.
The correspondence, signed by a two-thirds majority of the legislative members of the local government, was read by the House Clerk. The allegations against Omirinde include gross misconduct, religious intolerance, anti-party activities, and unlawful diversion of the local government subvention, among others.
As a result of the suspension, the House directed Mr. Gbenga Akinola, the Vice Chairman, to assume the role of the chairman.
Additionally, the Leader of the Legislative arm will assume the position of the vice chairman during this period.
Further details regarding this development will be provided later as the investigation progresses.