The Association of Local government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State has decried the planned appointment of caretaker Chairmen for the 33 local government areas in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
A statement by ousted Chairman of sacked LG bosses in the State, Prince Ayodeji Abass – Aleshinloye described the plan as tales by moonlight on grassroots Democratic Governance.
Abass-Aleshinloye drew the Governor’s attention to the subsisting judgments of the Supreme Court that declared as illegal, null and void, any dissolution of elected local government councils by state governors and state assemblies.
He warned that any attempt as being contemplated by the Governor to impose Caretaker arrangements on all the Local Governments shall be vehemently rejected as this may heat up the polity and eventually lead to a state of emergency.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described members of the sacked local government chairmen under the aegis of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) as persons who want to keep benefiting from illegal conducts.
The PDP in a statement by its State Publicity Secretaty, Engineer Akeem Olatunji said that the ALGON members who were raising issues about Governor Seyi Mankinde’s proposed composition of the Local Governments leadership as swimming against the tide of public opinion in the state.
According to the PDP, there is every need to reconstitute the leadership in the Local Governments and the LCDAs.
He noted that such step will be in the right direction and in satisfaction with the yearnings of residents.