2019 election: Tension as APC reportedly removes Akala's son as council chairman

2019 election: Tension as APC reportedly removes Akala's son as council chairman

- APC has reportedly removed Alao Akala's son, Olamiju, as chairman of Ogbomoso North

- Olamiju was elected under the platform of APC in 2018 and remained the chairman of the council

- The son of the former Oyo state governor has said his removal was illegal, null and void and that he remains the council chairman

The workers in Ogbomoso North local government area of Oyo state are reportedly operating under the fear of the unknown, following the announcement of the removal of the chairman of the local government, Olamiju Alao Akala, who defected from APC and joined African Democratic Party (ADP).

Legit.ng regional reporter in Ibadan, Newman Babson, reports that the workers were in fear over possibility that violence could erupt any moment except proper security is put in place.

Olamiju is the son of the former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, who is the governorship candidate of African Democratic Party (ADP).

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It was gathered that Olamiju contested the council chairman under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in May, 2018 and won.

It was also learnt that scores of security operatives stormed the council on the evening of Tuesday, February 19, to checkmate any breakdown of law and order.

Workers who arrived their offices on Wednesday, February 20, were scared with the presence of both uniform and plain cloth but armed security men in the council.

Principal officers including councillors in the council were said to have kept away from the council because of the implications of Olamiju's removal on Tuesday, February 19.

He protested that his removal was illegal, null and void, adding that his sack was unconstitutional and that he remains the council chairman.

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The APC's chairman in the local government, Bukola Badmus, who confirmed the suspension and subsequent sack of Olamiju Alao Akala as the council chairman, said that once he has defected to another party he could no longer remain as the council chairman.

Badmus disclosed that four councillors in the council signed a letter removing the chairman and had accordingly forwarded the letter to the state commissioner for local government and who has in turn endorsed it.

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, however, condemned the action of the state government as he described it illegal.

Lanlehin who spoke through Basiru Lawal, his campaign director, pointed out that the action was dictatorial and should be rescinded immediately or be challenged in court because the chairman was an elected one and not an interim chairman.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Monday, December 24, stated that his ambition to be governor again was hinged on his concern that the state had lost its pacesetter status, despite its abundant resources, and that residents of the state grappled with pains and hardship.

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Source: Legit.ng

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