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Oyo Assembly backs dissolution of OYSIEC board, LGs, LCDAs

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The Oyo State House of Assembly has commended Governor Seyi Makinde for the recent dissolution of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) board.

A motion moved yesterday by the Majority Leader, Sanjo Adedoyin, said that the decision of the commission to conduct elections in 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) created by the immediate past administration in the state was unconstitutional.

According to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, Nigeria’s constitution, which recognises 774 local councils in the country, is above every other state law, including Oyo State.

He said that the dissolution was in the public interest and preservation of the sanctity of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Also, in a motion jointly moved by Asimiyu Alarape, representing Atiba Constituency and Olawunmi Oladeji, on the dearth of teachers in most public schools in the rural areas, the House charged authorities to ensure strict equitable distribution of teachers to schools based on the students’ population of each school.

The House, therefore, approved the appointment of 10 new special advisers to the governor as requested by the executive in a letter sent to the lawmakers.


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