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Ajimobi inaugurates Councils Caretaker Committees


Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi congratulating the Chairman of Aare Latosa Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mr. Adekunle Ladeji during the swearing-in of Council and LCDA Chairmen at Governor’s Office in Agodi, Ibadan…yesterday PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday assured the people of the state that elections into the 33 councils and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) would be held as soon as the suit against it was settled.

Ajimobi said this while inaugurating caretaker chairmen for councils and LCDAs in the state at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s Office, Ibadan. A Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice John Tsoho, had in January this year ordered the Oyo State Independent Election Commission (OYSIEC) not to proceed with its plan to conduct the election earlier slated for February 11.

The order was sequel to a motion ex-parte filed on behalf of 16 Baales from Oyo Federal Constituency by their lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), pursuant to the creation of 35 LCDAs in the state.


But the governor that immediately the case was settled, the election would hold, adding: “The day the court case is settled is the day we will announce the date of election.”

He urged the new chairmen to perform exemplarily, so as to be worthy of being voted anytime the election would be held. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Chief Bosun Ajuwon of Ibadan North-West Council, expressed appreciation to the governor and the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in the state for the trust reposed in them.

He promised that the new council bosses would deliver on the promises of the Ajimobi-led administration to ensure better life for the people at the grassroots.

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