The chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, Prince Abass Aleshinloye has reacted to purported dissolution of the council by the new state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde as unlawful.
In a release signed by the chairman, Aleshinloye said “It has come to the notice of ALGON Oyo State branch that the new governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has purportedly dissolved all democratically elected local government in the state.
“This to say the least is unconstitutionally unwise, unexpected and too hasty for a new government that is yet to find its feet. This illegality was reported in the news media.
“ALGON Oyo rejects this unconstitutional act of Mr. Governor. It is illegal and a contempt of a subsisting court injunction against any dissolution of the councils as ordered by Justice A. A. Aderemi of High Court 2, Ibadan, Oyo State., on May 6, 2019.
“We wish to appeal to all duly elected local government chairmen, councillors, supervisors and Oyo State citizens in these respective councils to remain calm and be peaceful.
“ALGON will seek all democratic and constitutional means to correct this illegal act.
All will be appropriately updated as events unfold.
“We count on your solidarity and maximum moral support in this democratic struggle”, the statement reads.