TVC E. Following an Executive directive from the state governor to the legislature, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Michael Adeyemo has read the names of 28 candidates as Caretaker Council Leaders and 29 Local Council Development Chairmen before the house.
This development is coming despite a rash of protests over the exercise. The Speaker has however referred the list to the house committee on local government and chieftaincy matters for action. TVC News Correspondent Olutayo Famous Cole reports that, tensions continue to mount between pro government and anti government protesters in Oyo state. Loyalists of the incumbent Governor , Senator Abiola Ajimobi and supporters of Lam Adesina are at each others throat over caretaker chairmanship positions across the state.
Many of them demand for transparency in the process. Despite the hue and cry, heavy presence of security operatives was evident in the house of Assembly premises on a day names of candidates deemed suitable to fill caretaker slots across the state were released.
Speaker of the House assured that the house would expedite action due to the sensitive nature of the matter. Five local government areas and their underlying 6l council development areas were excluded from the list due to ongoing litigation. The Speaker emphasised that the house was not under any sort of pressure to confirm the nominees, but this move has not calmed the rising tension and suspicion amongst party members in the state.