Following the end of the tenure of elected local government council officials in Ondo state, the acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has ordered the 18 Chairmen and Councilors to hand over power to the Directors of Local Government Administration in their councils.
The Acting Governor’s order is contained in a statement by Mr Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, his Press Secretary.
“The constitutional tenure of the elected Chairmen and Councillors of Local Governments in Ondo State ends today, 30th August 2023. This implies that all Chairmen and Councillors would vacate their respective offices accordingly and hand over the administration of the Local Governments.
“Pursuant to the foregoing and in order not to allow for vacuum, the Acting Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has directed the Heads of Local Government Administration in the eighteen (18) Local Governments across the State to take charge of the administration of the Local Governments forthwith, pending further directives from the State Government. The outgoing officials are also enjoined to handover properly, please.
“The State Government appreciates the outgoing Chairmen and Councillors for their meritorious services to the people of Ondo State, while also wishing them the best in their future endeavours,” the statement read.