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Osun Assembly Orders Suspension of Council’s Parliamentary Activities

Osun State House of Assembly has on Monday ordered the Parliamentarians of Osogbo South Local Council Development Areas to vacate their offices pending the outcome of the investigation on the purpoted impeachment of the Chairman, Akeem Olaoye.

The Speaker, Hon. Timothy Owoeye at plenary said, the directive was sequel to the presentations of the Majority and Minority leaders on the need to reconvene for the House to deliberate on the matter under urgent public importance.

Owoeye noted that the House after deliberations resolved that for peace to reign while the House is carrying out its investigation on the impasse, the Council manager of the affected LCDA should take over the affairs of the council.

He also urged that relevant security agencies should take note of the order of the State House of Assembly that the Parliamentarians should not parade themselves within the premises of the Council, ensuring that peace of the public is guaranteed at the affected LCDA.

The House also resolved that the notification sent to the House by the Parliamentarians of Osogbo South LCDA and that of Olorunda Local Government be committed to the House Committee on Local Government and Public petition to come out with his findings within the stipulated time required by the law.

The Speaker emphasised that the Local Government creation and administration Law of Osun 2015 section 19 (C) gives the Assembly 7 days to look into the matter, stating that the House will work within the 7 working days stipulated by the law.

According to him, “I want to reiterate that the Local Government is a government that is supposed to be closer to the grassroot for development, reverse will be the case if there is no peace.

“It is the resolution of the Assembly that the Parliamentarians should vacate the Council for the stipulated 7 days for the relevant Committees of the House to investigate and advice the House accordingly”, the Speaker noted.

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