Separation of Powers: Ajimobi, Oyo Assembly Set to Collide Over Council Caretaker Nominees.

THE honeymoon between Oyo state governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi led Executive arm of government and the legislative arm which has seen the business of governance enjoying a smooth ride since the beginning of the governor’s second term in office might be heading for a rock anytime from now judging from the moods of some honourable members regarding the recently inaugurated caretaker chairmen.
In a dramatic move which has seen the sacred separation of powers being put to test in Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s was said 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.

Abiodun Oladeji , who was allegedly sworn in by the governor on friday was the former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Lagelu Local Government Area whose name was not in the list of the nominees sent to the house by the governor.

A close source to the governor confirmed to Mega Icon Magazine that there was substitution of name some hours before the inauguration of council caretaker chairmen on Friday, disclosing that the first nominee sent to the house was rejected by the elders and leaders in the council who preferred the later.

As if that was not enough the governor was alleged to have sworn in Adeleke Taiwo and Mudasir Agbaje‎ who were nominated to chair Asabari local council development area and Irepo local government respectively, both who had initially been 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.

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Meanwhile, the Executive Assistant on Political Matters to Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Dr. Morohunkola Thomas while reacting to an online news platform report on the inauguration of the two rejected nominees, noted that contrary to the media reports, ‎the two nominees were not among those that were inaugurated on Friday.

According to the three term commissioner in the state, Dr Thomas stated that, “it is very bad for anybody to instigate a crisis between the governor and the assembly. It is not true. ‎The Governor has sent a letter to the house for their confirmation to be reconsidered”.

The duo, Adeleke Taiwo and Muda Agbaje were present at the inauguration ceremony which took place at the Executive chamber of the governor’s office early on Friday morning, Mega Icon Magazine can authoritatively report.

It would be recalled that the Oyo State House of Assembly has requested for re-nomination of two new nominees from the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi to fill the existing vacuum in these councils.

But in a bid to get the reactions of all the parties concerned on the issue, Mega Icon Magazine has contacted some honourable members who showed their displeasure to what they termed the flagrant abuse of power by the governor.

They, however, promised to table the issue during the house’s plenary sessions this week.
Mega Icon Magazine will continue to bring you the latest on the issue as the event continue to unfold.

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