Malami’s Letter will be Replied Soon—Oyo Govt


Oyo State Government has said it would soon reply the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami’s letter which declared the dissolution of the elected caretaker chairmen in the state unconstitutional.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun stated this on a radio programme in Ibadan which was monitored by our correspondent.

Olatunbosun said the AGF does not have the power to interfere in the affairs of the state, adding that Malami is the Attorney of the Federal Government and not the state.

He said the dissolution of the chairmen who were elected during Abiola Ajimobi administration was the right thing to do by Governor Seyi Makinde.

Olatunbosun explained that the election which produced the sacked chairmen was against court order, stressing that it would not be right if it was allowed to stand.

Olatunbosun wondered why the AGF would be concerned about Oyo State issue when according to him he (Malami)  had failed to comply with court orders in the past.

The commissioner also faulted Malami’s declaration of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun as illegal.

He said there is a move from the state government to make a law that will back the establishment of the outfit.

The AGF had in a letter sent to Oyo State government called on the governor to disband the caretaker chairmen in the Local Governments in the state, saying an extant Supreme Court judgment has made dissolution of elected chairmen null and void.