- The Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has been accused of disregarding the rule of law in carrying out his duty
- The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) accused Makinde of lacking respect for the rule of law
- ALGON said Makinde has failed to demonstrate an iota of respect for the rule of law and courts' declarations
The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has accused the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, of lacking respect for the rule of law.
The association said the governor has since assumption of office failed to demonstrate an iota of respect for the rule of law and courts' declarations.
Vanguard reports that in an open letter signed by its chairman, Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye and its secretary, Jesutoye Oluyinka, alleged that the governor had serially breached the law which led to an illegal appointment of an unlawful contraption called caretaker chairmen.
“Over the past few months, we had consistently warned the Oyo state government, and the governor of Oyo state to respect the rule of law and desist from the path of illegality he was treading and being railroaded onto by politicians who are hellbent on dividing our Local Government Councils and constituencies as their political fiefdoms and their spoils of war," the letter said.
The association also said that the recent appointments of caretakers are a flagrant display of irresponsibility, and mere jokes for public grandstanding with no force of law.
The association also said it expected that the State Attorney General would have attempted to publicly rebut its position if it were legally rebuttable, but clearly rather than offer legal advice to guide the state, the learned professor seems to have outsourced his role as legal adviser to politicians.
The association noting that the caretaker chairmen are not legally recognized under the law anymore said the appointees are therefore not staff of councils, nor are they entitled to collect any wage, emoluments or allowance from our Councils under any guise.
“Any voucher signed by or authorized by Caretakers will be tantamount to attempted fraud. As you are aware, the office of Chairmen of Oyo Local Government councils and LCDAs is neither vacant nor available under our constitution for any caretaker to justifiably occupy either in law or fact," the letter read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Makinde had said that he has continued to use his private car since assuming office as governor of Oyo state.
The governor also promised that he would pay what is described as '13th month' to workers under the state's civil service commission.
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