•Forwarded list to OYSHA.
•Some notable names have been dropped.
Baring any last minutes changes, Oyo state governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has forwarded a list containing the names of Care-taker Chairmen to the 33 local governments in Oyo state to the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYSHA, Mega Icon Magazine reliably gathered.
According to our correspondent, the new list which has been received today is coming on the heels of the agitations by party members in the state who recently expressed their displeasure to the state governor during a recent get-together held at Lafia Hotel, Apata, in Ibadan.
The state governor in a bid to placate the party faithfuls is set to announce the names of members into the state various boards as well as some aides that will be working closely with him.
According to a source in the state Secretariat who does not want his name mentioned, the list of the caretaker is said to rock some boats when it is finally announced as the governor has finally dropped some of his perceived loyalists.
The source further stated that while some loyalists have taken their exclusion in the new look care-taker chairmen in good faith, one among them is, however, said to be highly disappointed in the governor’s resolve citing his blind loyalty to the governor during his re-ectioneering campaign as the reason why he should enjoy ‘the untouchable status’ in the governor’s administration.
When our source was pressed further as to why the governor will drop the perceived loyalists for unknown people, the source revealed that those who have been picked to replace the dropped ones are not new in the party adding that they have also worked for the party’s success over the years in their respective local governments.
He noted that the main reason behind the governor’s decision is to spread the appointments evenly towards the party members irrespective of their closeness to him.
“Not a lot of people know that the governor being a smart person that he is constantly liaise with the leaders in each of the local governments . He ensures that their interests are taken care of and when there is need to stamp his feet on the ground he does so in a very tactical manner.
“This is not to say that the governor does not intend to install his people in the strategic positions knowing fully well that when he eventually leaves at the expiration of his tenure in 2019, they are the ones that will be his ‘eyes and ears’ in the scheme of things. Like every other politicians he wouldn’t want to leave without covering his tracks but he is being careful with it and at the same time carrying the leaders along. This is where I salute his wisdom”, he concluded.
It will be recalled that the need to re-appoint the care-taker chairmen across the 33 councils of the state became necessary against the background of a court injunction instituted by some Baales in Oyo town with a view to preventing Oyo State government and OYSIEC from going going ahead with the last month February slated Council election.
The state government has, however, stated that it will opt for out to out-of-court settlement in order to resolve the issue amicably.
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