Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has vehemently opposed the planned appointment of caretaker chairmen for the 33 local government areas in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Describing the planned arrangement as “illegal”, the party in a statement made available to our correspondent by its Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde on Monday, vowed to resist the move through every legal means.
APC stressed that it would not accept such “illegality” when “elected administration has not completed their Mandate.”
Governor Seyi Makinde had dissolved local government administration in the state on assumption of office, saying the election which produced them was against court order.
The APC however dismissed the claim by the Makinde-led PDP administration that the local government election conducted by Abiola Ajimobi’s government that produced the local government and council chairmen was illegal as falsehood.
It said there was no court injunction that restrained the Ajimobi’s administration from conducting the said election as claimed by the PDP.
“The simple question to ask them is which court of law has declared the election as illegal? NONE.
“Rather, all the election tribunal that handled resultant petitions, the Oyo State high Court and the Federal high Court that heard the multiple suits filed by the PDP apologists that sought to stop the election were dismissed, either for incompetence, abuse or being illegal.
“Is it not a joke that PDP will claim that the election were illegal yet cannot point out any court that ever pronounced the election as illegal,” APC said.
The statement added; “In any case, the PDP and Gov SEYI Makinde has already disobeyed the subsisting Judgement of the high Court of Oyo State and called it “KANGAROO COURT” and also described the Supreme Court Judgement followed by the High Court of Oyo State as “arrangee judgement”.
“Such is the despised disposition of Gov SEYI Makinde and the PDP for the rule of law in Oyo State and the Judiciary, since May 29th, 2019.
“Let no one be deceived by this ill-fabricated PDP bag of lies to justify existing illegalities and their proposed Illegally Appointment of Caretaker Administration in the Local Government.
“The Courts have pronounced such a law and practice as not only illegal but also unconstitutional.
“This has been the pronouncement from Supreme Court down to the recent decision of the Oyo State high Court.
“If Gov Seyi Makinde and his PDP were certain of their “Bags of lies”, why not wait for the court of Appeal Judgment.
“It is our believe that Gov SEYI Makinde and the PDP are not sure of getting favorable judgment for their case at the Court of Appeal, hence choosing the option of blatant disobedience of the court.”
The party however warned Governor Makinde that the only way to prevent anarchy and chaos in the state is to abide by his oath of office by allowing constitutional rules of the local government in the state to flourish.
“If Gov Makinde does otherwise, the public must note it that, he willingly invited anarchy and chaos,” APC said.