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LG Crisis: FG Sponsoring Lawlessness, Anarchy In Oyo — Afenifere


The Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, condemned the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) for sponsoring lawlessness in Oyo State over the dissolution of the local government chairmen in the state.

The group who stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital, after its monthly meeting specifically alleged Adamu of foisting anarchy on Oyo State by directing the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, to take actions to implement the legal opinion of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on the sacked local government chairmen in the state.

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Afenifere, in a communique made available and read by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, said the development was a deliberate attempt to cause crisis in the state.

Odumakin, while reading the communique said: “Meeting condemned in the strongest terms the lawlessness going on in Oyo State over local government dissolution following the call to self-help by the IGP.

“We are miffed that the AGF is not appraised of the fact that Section 7 of the constitution which provides for the existence, administration and finance of LGs being the duty of states and not the Federal Government.

“Any pupil lawyer should know that you cannot enforce a judgement a state is not a party to. He is forcing a judgement in which Oyo State is not a party to it.”

He said further, “besides, there are two cases in court on the Oyo local government crisis that the AGF and IGP should have waited for determination before instigating the lawlessness being precipitated in Oyo State.

“We commend the State Government for the maturity with which it has handled the master and it is encouraged to continue on that line until the court decides.

“The FG should bury its head in shame for being an agent of destabilisation once again.”

The group commended the Oyo State government for not allowing the situation to degenerate into crisis and appealed to the people of the state from taking laws into their hands and against creating anarchy in the state.

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