- The tenure of all political office holders in the 33 local government area of Osun has expired
- Those affected have been asked to hand over to the most senior person in their LGAs
- The order was given in a statement issued on Friday, February 5
- The outgoing political office holders were sworn-in on February 5, 2018
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has asked political office holders at the local government level in the state to vacate their positions following the expiration of their tenures.
TheCable reports that the political office holders were sworn in on February 5, 2018, after the local government elections of January 27, 2018.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement issued on Friday, February 5, by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Wole Oyebamiji, the officials were asked to hand over to the most senior person in their local government area.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, called on his successor and minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, not to disturb Governor Oyetola.
It was reported that there was an alleged cold war between the minister and the governor with some media reports citing Aregbesola's eagerness to dictate to the governor as the genesis of the disagreement.
The tension between both former allies degenerated recently after reports suggested that Aregbesola planned to hold a political programme parallel to Oyetola's second-anniversary celebrations.
Prince Oyinlola said Aregbesola's explanation that he was coming to the state to engage with the people on the #EndSARS crisis as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari was in order.
In a related report, the crisis rocking the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took another dimension as some commissioners who served under the administration of Rauf Aregbesola called for the sacking of the chieftain of the party.
The ex-commissioners, aides and 13 other chieftains of the party in the state have opposed the alleged inclusion of a Social Democratic Party (SDP) member, Tayo Adewakun, in the APC registration committee.
Source: Legit Nigeria