THE people’s hope in Oyo State to harvest the much awaited Committee’s report on the alleged inauguration of two (2) rejected chairmanship nominees and substitution of the screneed nominee for Lagelu West LCDA by Governor Abiola Ajimobi without the consent of the legislative was dashed on Tuesday as the State House of Assembly adjourned sitting without the report being read.
Political observers, interested parties, particularly from the affected councils and guests who filled the gallery to the brim expressed disappointment.
The report was not listed on the order paper. This development may not be unconnected to the closed door meeting held on Monday between the Assembly members and Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his office.
According to sources at the meeting there were attempts and moves to ‘bury’ the report because it was said to be damning, “obviously, they don’t want that to come to light”.
One of the sources who confided in Mega Icon Magazine confirmed that the Committee has recommended re-nomination of fresh chairmanship candidates from Governor Ajimobi to fill the vacuum.
And that women should be included in the subsequent list, among other recommendations. “There should be slots for women. Women should be nominated”, he stressed.
“The Committee, however has promised that it would not compromise in any form and vowed to present its report to the house at the appropriate time. The report must see the light of the day”, another inside source disclosed.
Refreshing your memory, “Mudasir Agbaje (Irepo LGA) and Taiwo Adeleke (Asabari LCDA) both were initially disqualified by the state House of Assembly as a result of their failure to produce the necessary certificates couple with their low performances during the screening exercise.
In a related development, the Governor was alleged to have disregarded the order of the state House of Assembly by swearing in one Abiodun Oladeji of Lagelu West LCDA against Akeem Aransi who was earlier nominated, screened and certified by the same State House of Assembly.
The Committee on Ethics and Privileges was given two weeks notice and expected to present its report as the House resumed plenary on Tuesday.
However, Hon. Muideen Olagunju, who is chairing the Committee could not be reached for comment as at the time of filling this story.
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