By Nafisat Marindoti
The Osun State House of Assembly has directed that the Parliamentarians of Osogbo South Local Council Development Areas vacate their offices for one week pending the outcome of the investigation of the Assembly.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye at plenary, held that sequel to the presentations of the Majority and Minority leaders on the need to reconvene for the House to deliberate on matter of public interest, the 7th Assembly reconvened and deliberated on the purported impeachment of Osogbo South LCDA Chairman.
Owoeye noted that the House after deliberations, resolved that for peace to reign while the House is carrying out it’s assignment on the impasse, The Council manager of the affected LCDA should take over the affairs of the council.
He also urged that relevant security agencies should take note of the order of the State House of Assembly that the Parliamentarians should not parade themselves within the pricinct of the Council, ensuring that peace of the public is guaranteed at the affected LCDA.
The House also resolved that the notification sent to the House by Osogbo South LCDA and that of Olounda be committed to the House Committee on Local Government and Public petition to come out with his findings within the stipulated time required by the law.
The Speaker emphasised that the Local Government creation and administration Law of Osun 2015 section 19 (C) gives the Assembly 7days to look into the matter, stating that the House will work within the 7 working days stipulated by the law.
According to him, “I want to reiterate that the Local Government is a government that is supposed to be closer to the grassroot for development, reverse will be the case if there is no peace.
“For the purpose of good governance, this house must take a stand to nip in the bud any other council that may want to thinker with the peace of the people.
“It is the resolution of the Assembly that the Parliamentarians should vacate the Council for the stipulated 7 days for the relevant Committees of the House to investigate and advice the House accordingly”. The Speaker noted at plenary.