All Progressives Congress (APC) Ogun state has condemned the illegal dissolution of
Ogun Waterside Local Government by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The position of the party was conveyed to our news desk by the Publicity Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Committee in the state, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye.
According to Oladunjoye, “information reaching us now indicate that, the Executive Chairman of Ogun Waterside Local Government, Hon Femi Onanuga, has just been “impeached” by his Councillors on the order of the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, for his open support for the APC gubernatorial candidate,
Prince Dapo Abiodun”.
He stated that latest Intelligence Report at their disposal revealed that more Council Chairmen, Councilors, Commissioners, Chairmen and members of statutory boards have been slated for dismissal as a result of their principled support for their party’s gubernatorial candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Oladunjoye has stated that the latest act of impunity by the governor, Senator, the sponsor of Allied People’s Movement and his preferred candidate has confirmed the alarm that APC had raised in the recent past.
Oladunjoye said the illegal act of dissolving an elected local government administration by a state governor has been roundly condemned and decided against by the Supreme Court, the highest court in Nigeria, which described such action, in the words of Justice Centus Nweze, as “tantamount to executive recklessness which would not be condoned”.
He said APC condemned in totality what he described as the intolerant, illegal and provocative act by Governor Amosun in his desperate and greedy bid to continue to indirectly hold on to the reigns of power in Ogun State even after leaving office.
He said, “while demanding the immediate reinstatement of the “impeached” Council Chairman, we are using this medium to again call on President Muhammadu Buhari, whose name the Governor has always been dropping, to call Governor Ibikunle Amosun to order before he , by his own acts, set Ogun State on fire”.
Story by Abbey Alli. Online Editor: Olamide Yinusa. Publisher/C.E.O: Henry Femi Ojoye Jr.