•ALGON chair decries move
Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Thursday sent list of names of nominees for caretaker chairmen and sole administrators for the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas ( LCDAs) in the state, against the order of the state High Court, restraining the governor and the state House of Assembly from dissolving local governments and appointment of caretaker chairmen.
Though the names of the nominees are yet to be known, the state House of Assembly is expected to screen the nominees on Monday 16 December, as a matter of urgency before proceeding on annual recess on 17 December.
A source close to the state House of Assembly disclosed to The Nation that governor Makinde has resolved all lingering issues that have delayed constituting the caretaker chairmen, including all existing legal bottlenecks.
But, the Association of Local government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State has decried the action of the governor over the planned appointment of caretaker Chairmen for the council areas in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
ALGON Chairman in the State, Prince Ayodeji Abass – Aleshinloye described the plan as tales by moonlight on grassroots Democratic Governance.