The Oyo State Government has explained why it dissolved the Local Government and Local Council Development Administrations in the state on the fact that
Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr.Oyebisi Ilaka justified the decision on Friday while addressing journalists on the security situation in the state at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s office in Ibadan.
He said the local government election that produced the sacked council bosses was conducted by the Abiola Ajimobi administration was against a subsisting court order.
He also dismissed the court order obtained by the affected council bosses which prevents the governor from removing or suspending a Local Government Chairman.
His words: “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 said the Makinde administration would correct everything that had gone wrong during the last administration, adding that the intent of the current administration is to obey a valid court order.
He challenged Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter which is kicking against the sack of its members to go to court and challenge their dissolution.
“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” he said.
Ilaka 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.