The Osun Assembly has opposed state Governor Ademola Adeleke’s order for local government chairmen to quit office. TheCornet reports that a court had sacked the chairmen on the basis that their election contravened the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission law (OSIEC).
Differing, the Osun state house of assembly says the chairmen could not be sacked until the litigation on their election was fully dispensed with.
The assembly speaker, Timothy Owoeye, in a statement by his press Secretary Kunle Alabi, says the assembly disagrees with the governor on the point of law.
“Owoeye held that the position of the House of Assembly was purely from the point of law and not in anyway antagonizing the Executive arm of government, saying the positions from the point of law was also related to the Governor at the meeting.
“On the issue of LG administration, Rt. Hon. Owoeye informed the plenary of a notice of appeal against the decision of a Federal High Court judgment served on the 7th Assembly.
“The House thereby resolves that the issue of Local Government administration should be left to the court of law, ordering a status quo on all Local Government administration pending the exhaustion on all legal means.
“When Aregbesola took over the mantle of leadership in 2010, the PDP-controlled local government was still in place and the status quo remained. Nobody dissolved the local government until all legal processes were completed,” he said.