Oyo: ALGON rejects dissolution of democratically elected LGs, LCDAs



#TrackNigeria: The Association of Local Governments and Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo Chapter has rejected the dissolution of democratically elected Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), describing it as unconstitutional.

The ALGON Chairman, Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye in a statement on Thursday in Ibadan, described the decision as unconstitutional, unwise, unexpected and too hasty for a new that is yet to find its feet.

Governor Oluseyi Makinde on Wednesday in a statement issued by his of Staff, Oyebisi Ilaka, announced the dissolution of the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas(LCDAs).

Makinde had ordered that all local and LCDAs chairmen handover to their Heads of Local Administration (HLA) or most Senior Directors.

He also directed that embargo be placed on all local and accounts until further directives.

The association said of the governor was a contempt of a subsisting court injunction restraining any dissolution of the councils as ordered by Justice A. A. Aderemi of Oyo High Court on May 6.

It appealed to all duly elected local government chairmen, councillors and citizens in the respective councils to remain calm and be peaceful.

The association said that it would seek all and constitutional means to correct the illegal act, promising the public will be appropriately updated as events unfold.

It counted on solidarity and maximum support of the people in the Struggle.

Also dissolved were board of agencies and corporations. (NAN).