The State of Osun House of Assembly has disagreed with the Governor of the State, Senator Ademola Adeleke over the local government administration, calling on him to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the appeal on the judgement of the federal high court.
This is as the assembly congratulated the governor on his inauguration as the sixth executive governor of the State.
The Assembly late Tuesday at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, also responded to recent events in the state, stating that the legislative arm which is saddled with the responsibility of law making, only disagreed with the Governor on matters of law.
Owoeye while briefing members of the Assembly on the outcome of the private meeting he held with Governor Adeleke earlier in the day stated that there now exist a mutual understanding that the house will be carried along on matters that concerns the legislature.
The Speaker in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi held that the position of the House of Assembly was purely from the point of law and not in anyway antagonizing the Executive arm of government, saying the positions from the point of law was also related to the Governor at the meeting.
On the issue of LG administration, Rt. Hon. Owoeye informed the plenary of a notice of appeal against the decision of a Federal High Court judgment served on the 7th Assembly.
The House thereby resolves that the issue of Local Government administration should be left to the court of law, ordering a status quo on all Local Government administration pending the exhaustion on all legal means.
Owoeye while thanking his colleagues for their service and steadfastness to the State said “This is the Osun State House of Assembly, anything we are doing has to be to the development and progress of this state, we have not done anything wrong or foul of the law.
“As an institution, we x-ray and scan whatever we disseminate because as far as the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is concerned, we are performing legislative duties and our functions as legislators.”
“When Aregbesola took over the mantle of leadership in 2010, the PDP controlled local government was still in place and the status quo remained. Nobody dissolved the local government until all legal processes were completed.” The Speaker emphasized.