By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Following the August 30, 2023 dissolution of the Local Government Chairmen and Councillors across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State, the State House of Assembly has directed the affected people to handover fully in line with the estant law.
The House recalled that the Acting Governor of the State, Lucky Ayedatiwa has earlier directed to the estwhile Chairmen to hand-over the administration of their respective ocal government to Head of Local Government Adminstration (HOLGA) of the respective local government areas.
In a statement by the Spokesperson of the House, Oshati Emmanuel Olatunji
the State House of Assembly today, at their parliamentary meeting received a brief of an unsubstantial compliance with the directive of the State Government by the ex chairmen whose tenure of office had already elapsed, a situation that has created an undue, needless and unnecessary vacuum across the 18 Local Government Areas.
In the statement, the Ondo state House of Assembly therefore resolved as follows;
“That the estwhile Local Government Chairmen, should forthwith Handover fully, to the Head of Local Government Adminstration (HOLGA) of their respective Local Government Areas, without any further delay.
“That any further delay in compliance with this state government’s directive by the ex chairmen, will be taken as a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the State Government in particular and this shall be viewed as an abberation to the constitution and a gross insubordination to the authority of the government, which the state House of Assembly will treat as a grave infraction in all ramifications.
” The state Assembly urge the concerned individual(s) to do the needful without further delay”.