InsideOyo.com has uncovered how efforts by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to renominate the trio of Taiwo Adeleke, Mudasiru Agbaje and Abiodun Oladeji as caretaker committee chairmen of their respective local government areas (LGAs) and local council development areas (LCDAs) were thwarted by members of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
Ajimobi, it would be recalled, had decided to appoint caretaker chairmen for all the council areas following the stoppage of election by an Abuja high court.
This was after some traditional chiefs in Oyo town had taken the state to court over what they called the ceding of some of their villages to other local government areas in the creation of LCDAs.
The Assembly, it would be recalled, had rejected the nomination of Adeleke (Asabari LCDA) and Agbaje (Irepo LG) after they were found ‘unappointable’ by the committee that screened them. Oladeji (Lagelu West LCDA) on the other hand was inaugurated instead of Akeem Aransi who was screened by the House to man council area before they were inaugurated alongside others.
Angered by the inauguration of two rejected chairmanship nominees and the substitution of a confirmed nominee with another person, without the consent of the legislative body, the Assembly invited top officials of the state government
Members of the Assembly, sources told InsideOyo.com, further rejected the nominees, threatening to invoke their powers if members of the Executive would not stop ’embarrassing’ them.
Meanwhile, some lawmakers who had got information that the governor had resent the names of the rejected nominees to the Assembly the same day they were inaugurated allegedly threatened the speaker and some principal officers of the Assembly with sanction.
When it was obvious that the members would not shift ground as they have told Ajimobi to fill the vacant positions with women, the governor, it was gathered to leave the positions vacant.
Their three-month tenure ends this week, Thursday 6th July, 2017. The three council areas, together with 11 others in Oyo town and Orire, are still vacant.