Adeleke Suspends Three Monarchs, Sacks More Than 10,000 Workers
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state, has suspended three new monarchs, suspends 30 permanent secretaries and sacked more than 10,000 civil servants appointed by his predecessor, former governor Gboyega Oyetola.
The decisions which were contained in the executive orders he issued hours after his inauguration on Sunday, affected all the appointments made by the Oyetola administration, since last July 17 governorship poll.
The suspended monarchs, the Akirun of ikirun, Oba Yinusa Akadiri; the Aare of Ire, Oba Ademola Oluponle and the Owa of Igbajo, Oba Adegboyega Famodun, had been directed to vacate their respective palaces.
The monarchs were directed to await the outcome of the review of chieftaincy disputes in the three towns.
The governor also directs security agencies to take over the palaces to avoid further breakdown of law and order.
Meanwhile, governor Adeleke has directed heads of the state’s 69 local governments and councils development areas to take over the councils.
The take-over, followed the sack of the chairmen and Councillors of the councils by a federal high court, Osogbo, last Friday.
The governor in a statement by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, said the elected councils officials have been directed by the court to immediately vacate the councils’ secretariat.
He also ordered the suspension of the chairman and members of the Osun state Independent Electoral Commission which conducted the local government poll cancelled by the court.
The secretary to the state government, Teslim Igbalaye, said the suspension, followed several petitions filed against them, alleging dereliction of duties, financial impropriety, abuse of office and absenteeism.
The secretary to the electoral body has been directed to take over pending the outcome of the investigations of the petitions.