The Ondo State government has announced the immediate dissolution of the state’s elected 18 local government council chairman and councillors.
Acting governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa in a statement by his spokesperson Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson said the move was taken following the expiration of their tenure.
“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 statement urged the outgoing officials to hand over “properly, please.”
The need to dissolve the elected local government council chairmen and councillors came after the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) announced that elections would be held in the state’s 18 LGAs in February 2024.