Just In: Ondo Governor, Aiyedatiwa Suspends LG Caretaker Chairmen

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has suspended the recently appointed caretaker Chairmen of the 18 local government areas and 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

The suspension was announced in a letter from the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, signed by Adewale Alonge on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry.

The letter stated that despite the suspension of all recently appointed Caretaker Committee members for LGAs and LCDAs by a court of competent jurisdiction, some individuals are still parading themselves in those posts.

“Consequently, I have been directed to request the Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGAs) in all the LGAs/LCDAs to immediately assume responsibility as head of their respective Local Government Areas/ LCDAs in acting capacity pending the resolution of all Legal matters relating to this subject”, the letter read.

An Akure High Court presided over by Justice Yemi Fasanmi had granted an interim injunction filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to restrain late governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu from inaugurating any person or persons not democratically elected as member(s) of caretaker committees to administer the affairs of the local councils and the LCDA pending the determination of the interlocutory junction in the suit.

Justice Fasanmi consequently barred the caretaker chairmen from operating after they resumed office on the grounds that they had been sworn in before the order was granted.

 

 

 

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