Oyo ALGON allegation funny, sign of seeking relevance – Makinde

Oyo ALGON allegation funny, sign of seeking relevance – Makinde 

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja

The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Sunday dismissed allegation by Association of Local Governments (ALGON) in Oyo State of plans by his administration to constitute caretaker committees in the 33 local governments, saying that the body was merely seeking attention.
The Governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary,  Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that the allegation by ALGON was funny as it aims to read the minds of the Govemor.
“We do not know when ALGON became association of mind readers. But principally, let it be said that they are merely seeking the attention they don’t deserve. They seek to distract the government but we will not be distracted, ” he said.

He further said: “It is a funny allegation that is aimed at keeping their name in the news.”

The Governor equally advised the group to focus on the case they claimed to have filed in court “leave the government to its service of the people.”

ALGON in a statement by its Chairman Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, described the alleged plan by government as “a panicky step to prempt the possibility of losing its appeal against the high court judgement perpetually restraining it from dissolving the local government.”

The body added that the move was tantamount to “executive rascality”, an affront on the Judiciary and the rule of law by the new administration that is desperate to return Oyo State to the old way of lawlessness and ‘pankere’ politics of settling constitutional matters by political thuggery.

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“This is impunity and a resort to self help which would not be tolerated. It will be recalled that our case of contempt of court against the government was adjourned to July 30th, 2019 by Justice Ladiran Akintola of High Court 9, Ibadan with his Lordship’s order that the parties to maintain the status quo ante.

“It is a grave development to find that while other states are moving on to developmental politics and agenda for their people, our own state government in Oyo continue to retrogress into illegality, recklessness and lawlessness.”

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