Ex-local government chairmen in Oyo State have berated Governor Seyi Makinde for his refusal to comply with the Supreme Court judgment that declared his dissolution of elected local government administration illegal and ordered the state to pay the salaries and allowances of the council chairmen, as compensation for the action.
A statement by the ex-chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, on behalf of the chairmen, said the non-compliance with the judgment by the governor is a reflection of the executive rascality that Oyo State has descended since Governor Makinde took over governance.
Abass-Aleshinloye, who was also the chairman of Oluyole Local Government, said the judgment was clear.
He expressed surprise that the governor had not deemed it fit to comply with the order.
He said a similar judgment was given against Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State, who has since complied with the Supreme Court’s order.