Sacked chairmen of Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council
Development Areas (LCDAs) in Oyo State have revealed Governor Seyi Makinde to President Muhammadu Buhari for expelling them from office.
The directors, under the protection of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), in a letter marked by their administrator, Mr. Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, and secretary, Mr. Olayinka Jesutoye, encouraged the president to call the Oyo governor to arrange, taking note of a subsisting court judgment that restrained any representative from sacking them.
In their petition, the embattled council bosses asked the president to advise the governor to respect the will of the people of Oyo to have the councils run by elected chairmen and councillors.
They alleged persistent threats from the governor and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to forcefully take over the administration of the councils, a situation they said might lead to breakdown of law and order.
ALGON urged the president to wade into the matter and “ensure that the rule of law prevails before it degenerates into chaos” that would truncate the peace the state had been enjoying in the last eight years.