There is confusion in the 33 constitutionally recognised Local Government Areas of Oyo State following this week’s expiration of the tenure of the Transition Committees.It is expected that a new list of Transition Committee members would be submitted to the state House of Assembly for approval.
Some of the Caretakers might be retained to oversee the affairs of their respective council areas .
What is more confusing is a list of those to be replaced which is very clandestine and those that would continue to manage the affairs of the council areas or to appoint new Transition Committee members.
Reports made available to Oyovoice reveals that some of the council chairmen are afraid of losing the seat why some are not worried about what happened since they are not really enjoying the full benefits of being in the positions.
It was also reported that the Local Government Administrators especially those overseeing the affairs of the Local Council Development areas have not received any operational guidelines and have not been given vacuum for spendings as a result of backlog of outstanding arrears in some council areas.
However, the irreversible decision now lies on the members of the House of Assembly who have the prerogative power to determine whether or not to retain some of the Council’s bosses depending on petitions and reports from their people in their respective councils.
Recall that the screening and appointment of the present Chairmen degenerated alot of controversies and chaos in the State sequel to the Party’s Leadership that displayed their dissatisfaction with the Governor who they alleged of marginalisation and disrupting the party leadership.
It is on record that the Party leadership protested in Ibadan, Oyo State capital where they carried placards with inscriptions, condemning the nominees who were not popular in the council areas.
Dr Morohunkola Thomas, the Special Adviser to the Governor stressed that efforts are ongoing towards out of the court settlements and pledged that the local government election would be conducted as soon as the matter is resolved
[Edited by Adekunle Luqman]