Sacked Oyo chairpersons forcefully take over office

Sacked Oyo chairpersons forcefully take over office

- Sacked Oyo local government chairmen forced their way into their offices

- Recall that the Oyo state governor had sacked them immediately he resumed office last year

- However, the AGF has disagreed with the governor over the sacking

Sacked chairpersons in Oyo state have forced their way into their offices to resume duty on Monday, January 27.

This followed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), claim that Governor Seyi Makinde was wrong to have sacked the chairmen.

According to the AGF, the governor's action is unconstitutional.

Also, in compliance, Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), asked Shina Olukolu, Oyo state commissioner of police, to help reinstate the sacked chairpersons in compliance with the directive of the AGF.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the IGP directed the Oyo state police commissioner, Shina Olukolu, to take actions that will reinstate the sacked chairmen and councillors.

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The IGP in a letter dated January 23, told the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Akin Oke, to work with the commissioner of police in ensuring that the legal recommendations of minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, are implemented, The Nation reports.

AGF Malami had in a January 14 letter, advised Governor Makinde to remove the appointed caretaker chairmen and reinstate the elected councils.

The AGF said his legal advice was based on the judgment of the Supreme Court, which stated that governors and assemblies do not have the right to sack democratically-elected local government councils.

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