The Deputy governor of Oyo State, Mr Bayo Lawal will replace Seyi Makinde as governor of the State for the next 23 days, DAILY GIST can report.
The development is coming following Makinde’s formal transmission of executive power to Lawal as contained in a letter written to the state House of Assembly.
As read by the speaker of the Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin, the Oyo governor will be embarking on vacation from Thursday, August 11 to Friday, September 2, 2022.
According to the letter, Makinde will resume office as governor on Saturday, 3rd of September, 2022.
Makinde based his decision on the provisions of section 190 (1) of the 1999 constitution.
Meanwhile, following a petition read at the day’s plenary, the Assembly announced the suspension of the Chairperson of the Olorunsogo local government area, Mrs Oluwakemi Akanni and her vice, Mr Badmus Adesoji.
The petition was signed by executive officers of the council to include its vice chairperson; secretary, Adeyemo Paul; chief of staff, Owolabi Musbau and supervisory councillors.
Similarly, another petition signed by Seriki of Igbeti land, Chief Emmanuel Adediran was also written against the chairperson by the traditional council of the local government area.
Among allegations written in the petitions were that the Olorunsogo local government chairperson unilaterally spends funds without consultation with the exco, failed to account for security votes with traditional rulers not getting the N250,000 meant for security for the past 13 months.
Also, Akanni was indicted for alleged lack of respect for the traditional council and poor accessibility of the citizens of the local government to the chairperson.