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Oyo Assembly Sacks Another Local Government Chairman, Directs Vice Chairman To Take-over

The Oyo State House of Assembly has announced the sack of the Chairmanof , Irepo Local Government, Kisi, Mr. Lateef Sulaiman Adediran.

The house made the announcednt on Thursday following the presentation of the report of the Joint Committee on Local Government Chieftaincy Matters and State Honors and Public Accounts, Finance and Appropriation that investigate an allegation of ” Running of Local Government with impunity leveled ed against the Chairman.

The House noted that the accused Chairman is removed from office in line with Section 21 of the Local Government Law, 2001as amended.

It therefore directed the Vice Chairman to immediately assume the position of acting Chairman while the Leader of the House, Mr Busari Adegbenro is to fill the position of the acting Vice Chairman.

The report found the Local Government Chairman culpable of allegations of diversion of public funds meant for the purchase of a Toyota Camry 2016 model The report said he purchased Lexus for his office without approval and also purchased d substandard Toyota Corolla for the office of the Head of Local Government Administration.

Recall that the Chairman, Mr Lateef Sulaiman Adediran had earlier been indicted by the Office of the Auditor-General for Local Government in the Sta, te, and the report of the special investigation was submitted to the House.

The House also directed the Executive Arm of Government through the Ministries of Local Government and an Chieftaincycy Matters and Justice to ensure that Mr. Lateef Sulaiman Adedirarefundsnd a sum #4,616,800.00 to the coffers of Irepo Local being the difference between unreasonable #5.8m spent on replacement of covers of exercise books.

The leader of the Council Busari Adegbenro whose account was credited with the sum of #2,676,000,00 the s deduction of party dues from salaries of political office holders from February 2022 to March 2023 should immediately refund the sum of #2,676,000,00 to the coffers of the Peoples Democratic Party, Irepo Local and the evidence of payment be submitted the House within one week

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