- The recent move by Osun's new governor seems not to be going down well with the state's House of Assembly
- This is as the lawmakers rejected Adeleke's move ordering the most senior career heads across all Local Government Council Areas, to take charge of the affairs of their respective Councils with immediate effect
- Speaker Timothy Owoeye in a fresh statement by his aide, on Wednesday, countered the move by the PDP governor
The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) conducted the Local Government Election on October 15 with candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning all the seats.
But the election was challenged by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Ayoola Emmanuel. The court nullified the election but the chairmen and councilors appealed the case.
Adeleke's recent move
However, Adeleke directed the most senior career heads across all Local Government Council Areas, the Area Office, LCDAs and ACDAs in Osun State to take charge of the affairs of their respective Councils with immediate effect.
He hinged the directive on the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo that sacked the elected Local Government Chairmen and Councilors.
Osun Assembly speaker reacts
Speaker Timothy Owoeye, in a statement by his press secretary Kunle Alabi, opposed the directive of Adeleke as he ordered status quo at the local government administration.
According to him:
“The legislative arm is saddled with the responsibility of law-making, only disagreed with the Governor on matters of law.
“The House thereby resolves that the issue of Local Government administration should be left to the court of law, ordering a status quo on all Local Government administration pending the exhaustion on all legal means.”
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.
PDP crisis: Atiku set to make tough decision, to adopt powerful politician as southwest leader
As the crises facing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rages on, the party's presidential candidate is said to have arrived at a far-reaching decision over the party leadership in the southwest region.
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, is currently the party leader in the region, but Atiku, for some time now, has been in a running battle with the G5 governors, which has the former in its ranks.