- A special adviser to the Lagos state governor on Environment has condemned the recent actions by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state
- Joe Igbokwe urged members of the Osun state House of Assembly to call Governor Adeleke to order
- According to Igbokwe, Adeleke seems to be intoxicated by the power which he just gained as the new governor of the state
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Upon assumption of office as the governor of Osun state, some of the actions taken by Ademola Adeleke, have been condemned by several individuals.
Such actions include the renaming of the State of Osun to its original name, Osun state; the sack of monarchs and 12,000 ghost workers appointed by the past governor of the state.
Reacting to the actions by Governor Adeleke, the publicity secretary to the Lagos state chapter of the defunct Action Congress, Joe Igbokwe, warned that Osun state has come on the news for the wrong reasons.
Igbokwe who noted that absolute power intoxicates, in another post urged lawmakers of the Osun state House of Assembly to call the governor to order.
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"Osun state is in the news for the wrong reasons. Absolute power intoxicates.
"Osun state House of Assembly owes the people of Osun state a duty to call the governor to order. The news from Osun is despicable and unbelievable and unacceptable."
Osun state chapter of APC reacts
Also, the Nation reports that the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress called on the inspector general of police, Baba Usman to address the controversy caused by Governor Adeleke in the state.
The party urging the IGP to call the governor to order alleged that several properties, including APC campaign vehicles and billboards, particularly in Osogbo, the state capital, have been damaged.
The acting chairman of the APC in Osun, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement said:
“Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage."
Osun Assembly Rejects Governor Adeleke’s crucial decision
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the new governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the state House of Assembly are starting off on a warpath.
Governor Adeleke, following his inauguration, reversed the name of the state from “State of Osun” to “Osun State”.
However, the lawmakers on Monday, November 28, issued a statement, insisting that the governor cannot change the name.
Adeleke sacks 12,000 Osun workers hours after inauguration
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Adeleke sacked 12,000 workers barely 24 hours after his inauguration.
This was disclosed in a statement by the chief press secretary to Adeleke, Olawale Rasheed on Monday, November 28.
Rasheed said that the governor nullified all employments in the service of the Osun State Government made in any capacity into any capacity in all the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards, and Parastatals after July 17.