Ose Central Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Leaders Forum in Ose Local Government area of Ondo State, has called for the speedy intervention of the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Ade Adetimehin in the political affairs of the council.
The leaders in a letter jointly signed on October 30,2023 by the APC chairmen of Ifon ward 5, Nelson Adepoyigi; lfon ward 6, Olabode Akinsola and lkaro/Elegbeka ward 8, M.D Olatosi with other excos of the wards and their leaders was submitted to the state secretariat of the party on the same day. It appealed to Adetimehin and the state excos of the party to intervene for fair appointment of caretaker chairman for Ose council.
The call, according to them became necessary following the information reaching them which revealed that the state government is set to announce the appointment of caretaker committee members in all the local government areas and the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
In the letter, they added that it has come to their notice that the immediate past chairman of Ose Local Government, an indigene of ldogun in lrekari LCDA will be appointed as the caretaker chairman for Ose Local Government, consisting of lfon,lkaro and Elegbeka.
The leaders nominated six members in the three wards for the caretaker chairman for Ose council.
The nominated members included Olaniyi Eni-Olotu ( ward 5), Nelson Adepoyigi (ward 5), Dr. Saliu Omotosho (ward 6), Olabode Akinsola (ward 6), Folorunso Omage (ward 8), and Jimoh Odeyemi (ward 8).
“While we are not against the appointment of the former chairman ,it is our view that such should be restricted to his area in lrekari LCDA and not for Ose LGA as we are now being made to understand.
“While lrekari LCDA can boast of some positions like member of the State House of Assembly, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor on Women Affairs, ODIEC Electoral Officer and a Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC), Ose LGA cannot boast of such.
“On this note, the leaders of our party in the three wards of Ose LGA have met and resolved to present the distinguished, committed and trusted party members to you (Adetimehin) for consideration for the appointment of any of them as Ose LGA caretaker committee chairman .” the letter said.
The leaders also met with the State Commissioner for Natural Resources, Mr Olayato Aribo in Akure to present the issue before him.