Moves by the people of Ona-Ara local government areas of Oyo State to recall the lawmaker representing the constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Bunyamin Adesina Azeez, have gathered momentum.
Their determination to recall the lawmaker, who is one of the 8 Accord lawmakers in the Assembly, cannot disconnected from the current plot to recall Sen. Dino Melaye, who represent Kogi West in The Senate.
Azeez was alleged of not been sensitive to the plight of his constituents among other offences.
The brain behind the move – Civil Coalition for Good Governance, CCGG, led by Hon. Taiwo Ibrahim said there is no going back as they are prepared.
Members of the coalition, have, however, been directed to commence house-to-house collection of signatures of registered voters which has been arranged on polling units and ward bases.
Coordinators have been appointed for each wards to collect signatures to recall Azeez, who represents the constituency under the platform of Accord.
They said he was fond of saying: “I am indebted. Governor Abiola Ajimobi has not paid us…”
At an emergency meeting convened by the group on Monday at I.D.C. Primary School, Olunloyo, Ibadan, the lawmaker was alleged of not been alive to his responsibilities.
The convener described the lawmaker as an ingrate and “an opportunistic politician” who won his election on a platter of gold, adding that the lawmaker insisted that he can only be responsible to members of his party alone and not the electorates.
At the meeting, Ibrahim presented written evidences of letters carefully dispatched with dates and signautres of recipients of the letter of complaints from the office of the coalition to the office of the party that nominated Hon. Azeez for the election that brought him to power.
He revealed how Azeez insulted a former two-term occupant of the same office, who was sent to invite him for a community dialogue that was to involve all senior citizens of the area in order to brainstorm on how to improve the living standard of the residents of the area.
According to Ibrahim: “It is like the major sin of Azeez was no more than what appears like a personal decision not to respond to public calls for concern as non of the issues put forward by the coalition borders on money or material request and the coalition chairman challenged the lawmaker to disclose if the coalition has ever solicited any money or material request from him other than asking him to wake up and show concern for democratic principle that puts the people’s representatives at their becks and calls in all matters of public safety and developments.”
It was learnt that those who attended the meeting said that the recall exercise must go on, saying they would bear all the legal and constitutional costs.