Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has responded to the reported appointment of secretaries, supervisory councilors and chiefs of staff for the 33 local governments and the 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state by the state government.
An online news medium, Oyoinsight, had quoted top government officials who didn’t want their name in print that the 33 LGAs and 35 LCDAs will have six supervisory councilors each, a secretary and a chief of staff to the chairman.
The news medium further reported that the names of the appointees had been submitted, adding that they will be announced this week.
The medium explained that the appointees should have resumed work late last year but that some circumstances forced the governor to put the process on hold.
The medium wrote: ”The party leaders had nominated people to fill the positions, only for the woman to disrupt the process. That partly caused the delay. Ordinarily, chairmen appoint officials to work with them, though with the recommendation of the governor.
“Imagine if these people had been appointed last year, it would have assisted our party greatly. The council chairmen wouldn’t have had a lot of loads on their necks. We may not have lost the governorship election,” the source claimed.
“Ordinarily, the supervisory councilors are to ratify all what the council chairmen do,” the source added.
When contacted on phone to react to the news, Makinde said he would react appropriately in no distant time.
The governor-elect, who spoke through Prince Dotun Oyelade, said they (the governor-elect and the Peoples Democratic Party) will react appropriately.
“We also heard the news, people should wait for our reaction; we will react appropriately,” he said.