- Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun state, has sacked three monarchs in less than 24 hours that he resumed office as governor of the state
- One of the affected monarchs who were dethroned was Oba Adegboyega Famodun, the Owa of Igbajo, he was the immediate past chairman of the APC in the state
- Adeleke took over the affairs of the state on Sunday where he issued 4 executive orders, but a statement by Olawale Rasheed, the governor's spokesperson, 6 executives orders were signed on Monday and are to take effect immediately
Osogbo, Osun - The newly sworn-in governor of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, has dethroned 3 monarchs that the former governor Adegboyega Oyetola appointed.
One of the affected monarchs, Owa of Igbajo, Oba Adegboyega Famodu, is the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Vanguard reported.
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Oyetola appointed several monarchs a few weeks before the expiration of his tenure, including the Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Yinusa Akadiri, Aree of Iree, Oba Ademola Oluponle and Famodun.
Oyetola also approved the appointment of 30 permanent secretaries at various ministries in the state.
About 24 hours after his inauguration, Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to Governor Adeleke, in a statement said the thrones of Owa of Igbajo, Akirun of Ikirun and Aree of Iree remained unoccupied.
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The monarchs are expected to vacate the seats until the outcome of a committee of inquiry, who is to review their appointments as well as installations.
The statement revealed that 6 executive orders were issued by the governor. The orders were about the reversal of the monarchs' appointments, employment and freezing of government accounts, appointments and replacement of civil servants.
Rasheed concluded that the orders have been signed on Monday morning, November 28 and are to take effect immediately.
Tension flairs up, cars burning down barely 24 hours PDP takes over from APC in Osun
Legit.ng earlier reported that 2 policemen have reportedly sustained bullet injuries in the violence that erupted in Osun state, barely 24hrs that Ademola Adeleke, took over the affairs of the state.
The violence is between the factions of the NURTW in the state, who were attacking to take over from some leaders of the union, over the claim that the leaders are loyalists of the APC.
About 10 executives and members of the transport union have sustained different degrees of injuries while businesses and schools have been shot.