Ogun State Suspended LG chairmen threatens legal action

A few weeks back, Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA) passed a resolution suspending 57 LG and LCDA chairpersons. 

The state house of Assembly said the 57 LG and LCDA chairmen face allegations, including gross misconduct and misappropriation of public funds.

The Assembly had reversed all appointments and employment given at the eve of the last Administration. 

The Assembly also passed the resolution that all financial agreements entered into between February 1 and May 28 without the Assembly’s resolution be reversed, reviewed, and looked into by the present administration”.

It made the present Administration, Governor Dapo Abiodun froze the account of the 57 LG and LCDA chairmen.

However, the suspended 57 LG and LCDA chairmen are threatening to commence legal action against the present Administration and the state house of Assembly.

Speaking to the Lagos media, the suspended chairmen said the suspension was illegal, unconstitutional, and void.

The counsel to the suspended chairmen words quoted below;

The decision to freeze the LG/LCDA bank account and their suspension before the expiration of their tenure, based on purported petitions that they were not allowed to respond to, is a gross violation of their constitution.

The guaranteed fundamental right to a fair hearing, and hence cannot stand.

“Even if the fair hearing was given to them before the decision to suspend them was reached.

No law gives power to either the State Governor or State House of Assembly to suspend, terminate or abridge the tenure of duly elected council executives.

Having been duly elected by their constituents and certified by Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission.

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