September 19, 2020
Politics

LG Crisis: We will deal decisively with any law-breaker – Oyo Govt.

Oyo state government has appealed to the teeming people of the state to remain calm, law-abiding and patient, pending the decision of the Court of Appeal on the dissolved local government chairmen in Oyo state slated for 19th of February, 2020.

The government of Oyo State also said it would bring the full weight of the law to bear on the criminal and violent takeover of some Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas’ Secretariats by the sacked chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC). 

A statement by the Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Babatunde Oduyoye, says the purported action of the sacked chairmen amounted to criminality and unwarranted provocation.

The statement notes that reports from different parts of Oyo State confirmed that the chairmen resorted to break-ins and vandalisation of government properties.

It maintains that the court should be allowed to make its decision on who is right or wrong on the matter on ground, insisting, however, that the government, under the leadership of Governor Makinde, would not sit down and watch some desperate elements destroy the state and create fear in the minds of the people.

It explains that a drastic measure will be taken on the reports of destruction and violence which characterised the resumption of the sacked chairmen.

Oyo state government added that as a law-abiding and peace-loving Government, the 68 caretaker chairmen appointed by Governor Makinde were directed to stay away from the secretariats in order to forestall an outbreak of violence. 

The statement urges the chairmen to keep peace and order in their respective local councils.

Iyabo Adebisi

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