By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
The move by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to approve 35 Local Council Development Areas(LCDAs) for the state has been described as an aberration and abuse of Executive power by the governor.
This opinion was expressed by a lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Muideen Olalekan Olagunju, (Accord), representing Oyo East and West constituency in a chat with WESTERN POST on Wednesday in Ibadan.
The lawmaker said: “The House of Assembly is on recess. Just like the list of caretaker members in LGs
released lately, this news is coming as a rude shock to me personally. The news read “approves” and yet talks about a bill to be brought to the House of Assembly.”
He expressed displeasure over the development, adding that the Executive arm should have exercised some restraint before approving such a sensitive issue, when the legislative arm is on recess.
Olagunj further pointed out that there is separation of powers as granted by the constitution between each arm of government and there was the need for the governor to always work in tandem with the legislative arm for the sustenance of the democratic culture being spelt out in the Federal system of government.
While speaking on his activities in the Assembly, the lawmaker renewed his commitment to the people of his constituency, stating that he would continue to deliver democratic dividends to his constituents.