Makinde To Appoint Caretaker Bosses For LGAs, Sole Administrators For LCDAs Next Month
Barring any last minutes’ change of mind, Seyi Makinde, governor of
Oyo State, will by December make appointments into the chairmanship
positions of the 33 local governments (LG) and 35 local council
development areas (LCDAs).
This, according to information obtained by OperaNews, is preparatory
to the conduct of local government elections into the local government
areas in the state.
However, the 35 LCDAs in the state which are deemed ‘unknown to the
constitution’ are to have appointed council bosses after elections might
have been conducted into the 33 LGAs of the state.
Recall that the Governor Makinde had upon taking his oath of office
sacked the elected council bosses in an election conducted by the
immediate past administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
￼The disclosure on the plans for the appointment of the caretaker
council bosses was made by the Chief of Staff to Governor Makinde, Chief
Bisi Ilaka during a media interaction.
According to Ilaka, one of the factors affecting the constitution
and announcement of the names of the appointed caretaker council bosses
is to give room for all inclusiveness and input from all party
stakeholders, including leaders and members.
Although, Ilaka was not specific as the exact time the name of the
caretaker council chairmen would be announced, feller is that the
appointment would be made any moment.
He assured that, to the present administration, the sacked council
bosses are gone for good in the history of the state, adding that with
the overwhelming majority of the party in the State House of Assembly,
the party has nothing to fear.
He added that, the camp of the government is calm and relax as per
the much awaited judgement of the country’s apex court on the March 9,
2019 Governorship election, “in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
won with a landslide margin.”
Meanwhile, the Governor too had at different occasions assured the
party members that effort is on to appoint bosses into the council areas
so as to allow for wider and especially grassroots participation in
running the affairs of the state.