JUST IN: Governor Adeleke Appoints Caretaker Chairmen For Local Governments

Governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed Caretaker committees for Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Areas and the Area Office in Osun state after securing approval of the State House of Assembly.

The Governor had written to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, seeking approval for the appointment of the Caretaker committees….CONTINUE READING

A statement by Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to the Governor said Adeleke’s letter in part reads as follows:,

“In view of the urgency of need for a functioning local government system and the arising necessity due to non-existence of legitimate and democratically elected Local Government Executives across the Local Government Councils in Osun State, I hereby forward the attached list of Caretaker members for all the Local Government Council Areas, Local Government Development Area and Area Councils across Osun State, for your consideration, pending the holding of Local Government elections in line with the relevant provisions of the law.

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“I seek your expeditious approval so as to properly re-shape and direct the administration of the third tier of government in Osun State”, the letter partly read.

The letter which was later considered by the lawmakers was followed by the screening and confirmation of the nominees.

Meanwhile, the inauguration of the Caretaker members is fixed for Wednesday August 16th at the Car park of the Bola Ige House, Abere , Osogbo by 10AM.

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Last week, sacked local government chairmen in Osun State urged the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo to declare an attempt by Governor Ademola Adeleke-led administration to appoint a caretaker committee into the 30 local government areas in the state as illegal.

The chairmen, elected during the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, in a write of summon filed by Saheed Onibonokuta, Ayegbayo Muyiwa, and eight others on behalf of their colleagues, signed by their counsel, Muhydeen Adeoye, urged the court to declare that steps taken by the state government to appoint caretaker into the local government councils of the state are in violation of the plaintiffs’ right which is guaranteed by the Electoral Act 2022.

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