Cry To Court If You Are Not Satisfied – Oyo Govt Tells Sacked LG Chairmen


Oyo State government on Friday has hinged its decision to dissolve Local government administration and Local Council Development Administrations in the State on the fact that the local government election that was conducted by the last dispensation was against a subsisting  court order.

The Cheif of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde,  Mr.Oyebisi Ilaka stated this on Friday while addressing  the press on the security  situation  in the State at the Executive  Council  Chamber of the Governor’s office,  Secretariat,  Ibadan 

 According to him, the last local government  administration  in the state was put together in an  election that was against a subsisting court order

“I know people go about saying these Local government executives had gone to court to get an order, but we all know that it was an ‘arrangee’ judgment that was filed by the same people against the same side that did not oppose the application.

“They sourced for an order that was not opposed by the State or appealed by the State, Ilaka stressed.”

Ilaka said the administration would right  everything that had gone wrong ,saying that the intent of the administration was to obey the court order that are valid.

“We are waiting for them to challenge the decision of this administration, we have nothing to hide either .We have also directed all the Heads of local governments (HLAs) to take over the affairs  of their respective  council areas

The Chief of Staff, maintained that the action of the State government was in order  adding that  a team of legal experts is working on the matter and was optimistic that the state government will have its way

He assured the people of oyo state that the new administration would adjust and right everththing that have gone wrong in the last dispensation.

It would be recalled  that  following the announcement by the state government, the Association  of Local  Government  of Nigeria,  (ALGON),Oyo State Chapter through  it’s  Chairman,  Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye , had kicked  against  the action  yesterday  describing  it as illegal and unconstitutional. 

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