LG Crisis: Oyo Government Warns Against Breach of Peace

Oyo State government says it insists on the full observance of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) regarding the ongoing controversy surrounding the dissolution of the 68 illegal local council chairmen in the State.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa maintains that the government’s position became imperative following the alleged threats of violence by the sacked illegal chairmen and the stay-at-home order issued to all local government workers in the state by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

The statement warns individuals threatening to derail the peace of the state to desist from such a ruinous path or face the full wrath of the law.

It adds that the government will not begrudge the NULGE for directing its members to stay away from work in response to persistent threats emanating from the sacked chairmen of local councils and LCDA.

The statement also urges all workers in the state to reject any act of brigandage by persons or groups seeking to derail the peace and progressive governance in the state.

According to the statement, the issues concerning the tussle over local government administration in Oyo State are before the Court of Appeal and that the two cases are scheduled for hearing on February 19, 2020.

It, therefore, reiterates that any lover of peace, progress and democracy will have no problems waiting to hear from the court on that day.

Iyabo Adebisi

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