Oyo Assembly Affirms Dissolution Of LGA/LCDA 

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… Approves 10 additional advisers to Gov Makinde

 

The Oyo State House of Assembly, had on Tuesday affirmed the dissolution of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) chairmen.

The House also described the conduct of elections into the 33 LGAs and 35 LCDAs by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), in May, 2018 as illegal, unconstitutional and ultra-vies.

After rigorous deliberation and cross-fire on a Matter of Urgent Public Importance brought to the floor of the House by the Majority leader, Hon Sanjo Adedoyin; titled: “Need to Review The Activities of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) Over Conduct of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas Election In Conformity With Provision Of The Laws” resolved and affirmed the dissolution of the Board of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC).

The House agreed that it was in the public interest and preservation of the sanctity of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It could be recalled that the Chairman of Association of Local Government Chairman of Nigeria in Oyo State, Prince Ayodeji Abass- Alesiloye had earlier described governor Makinde’s action for sacking the LGA/LCDA chairmen as unconstitutional and a violation of a subsisting court order.

But the House, while declaring the conduct of the election into the LCDAs as illegal and unconstitutional, it noted that OYSIEC is not empowered by Nigeria Constitution to do so.

The House also ordered the Head of Local Government Administration (HLAs) and Auditors of all the LGAs to furnish the House with last one year financial reports.

In the same vein, the House also approved a request by the Executive governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, for the appointment of 10 additional special advisers, (SA).

The request delivered to the House in a message sent to the lawmakers which was encoded in a letter from the Executive Governor, and read by the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Felicia Oyediran and moved for approval by the Majority leader Hon Sanjo Adedoyin, and seconded by the Minority leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape.

The House also deliberated on the urgent need to arrest the scarcity of teachers in public schools in rural areas of the state and also discussed urgent need to reconstruct speed breakers at the University of Ibadan Second Gate in order to safeguard the lives of commuters who ply the Road.

The House, therefore, constituted an  8-man committee and 2-man committee respectively to investigate the matters and submit their report to the house within two weeks.

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