Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
The Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, has decried the planned appointment of caretaker chairmen for the 33 local governments by Governor Seyi Makinde.
A statement by ALGON Chairman Prince Ayodeji Abass – Aleshinloye described the plan as tales by moonlight on grassroots democratic governance.
He said the governor’s plan is a tale better told to the un-informed and co-deceptive wreckers of the democratic culture.
The ALGON chairman described democracy as a seed that germinates and develops on the practice and strict adherence to the rule of law and a willingness to entrench the democratic culture by its proponents.
“So far, Governor Makinde’s undemocratic disposition and flagrant disobedience, with impunity, of court orders by illegally dissolving constitutional bodies, elected democratic local government structures, breaches of contractual obligations in Oyo State clearly show a despotic government….