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Gov. Makinde under fire over Oyo councils’ dissolution

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Former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mikhail Alarape, has faulted the approach employed by Governor Seyi Makinde in dissolving the state’s local government councils.

Recall that the governor

He conveyed the decision through a statement by his Chief of Staff (CoS), Chief Bisi Ilaka.

Reviewing the development in a press briefing yesterday, Alarape, who is a lawyer, said Makinde should have approached the House of Assembly in dissolving the councils instead of doing it through executive power without recourse to the assembly.

Alarape noted that though the process that produced the chairmen and members of the councils was arguably faulty, correcting it through another wrong process was not the best.

He said: “Once the councils are democratically elected in accordance with the constitution, it is not even sacrosanct that a governor dissolves the local government councils.

“What the present government did is a bit political and emotional because the truth must be told. With due respect to the governor, to issue a statement to dissolve local councils is not the best. I did not expect it, and that is my personal view.

“Two wrongs do not make a right. Everybody knows that the local governments’ running in this state is a one-man affair. In recent times, there was no election in the real sense of it. It was a selection, even within the party.”

On the incoming Ninth Assembly in Oyo State, Alarape advised Makinde to allow the assembly functions independently by following the example of former Governor Rashidi Ladoja.

He said Ladoja did not restrict the activities of the assembly while he served as Speaker.

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