The opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Oyo state has rejected Governor Abiola Ajimobi APC led administration for constituting and inaugurating of caretaker chairmen for local governments areas since its inception in the state.
It could be recalled that the 55 caretaker chairmen were sworn three months ago after leaving three unappointable chairmen nominees out of the fold to run the affairs of the local governments in the state.
One of the chieftains of SDP in the State, Mr Akeem Azeez who stated this while addressing Oyovoice in a media chat on Wednesday, saying that the party totally condemned the decision to unceasing inauguration of the local government caretaker chairmen hiding under the juice of court injunction.
The statement reads :
“Appointment of caretaker chairmen is a direct violation of Section 1 (2) and 8 CFRN 1999 (3rd alteration), as such official have not been elected by the prescribed procedure of the Constitution.
The Constitution as the grundnorm is therefore being breached by the custodians saddled with the responsibility to protect her.
The Constitution in ensuring her personal sacredness has declared any act of violation as gross misconduct; the interpretation section under Part I Fifth Schedule Paragraph 19 CFRN 1999 (3rd alteration) clearly defines gross misconduct as: “
Misconduct means breach of the Oath of Allegiance or oath of office of a member or breach of the provisions of this Constitution or a misconduct of such nature as amounts tobribery or corruption or false declaration of assets and liabilities.
” The Constitution has further gone ahead to declare severe punishment for any public official who commits suchConstitutional breach. It clearly provides that in instances where such Constitutional breach is committed by the President, Vice-President, Governors, Deputy Governors; they become liable to impeachment.Section 143 CFRN 1999 (3rd alteration)”