The Oyo State Government has said it would not allow any group of persons to throw the State into crisis as a result of the ongoing debate on the management of Local Governments in the State.
The State added in a statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oluseyi Makinde, on Sunday, January 26, 2020, that it was insisting on the full observance of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) in relation to the ongoing controversy surrounding the dissolution of the 68 illegal Local Council Chairmen in the State.
The State warned some individuals who have been threatening to derail the peace in the State to desist from such ruinous path or face the full wrath of the law.
It maintained that the State Government’s position became imperative following the threats of violence by the sacked illegal Chairmen and the stay-at-home order issued to all Local Government workers in the State by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
The statement maintained that though Government would not begrudge the NULGE for directing its members to stay away from work in response to persistent threats emanating from the sacked Chairmen of Local Councils and LCDAs, it urged all workers in the State to reject any act of brigandage by persons or groups seeking to derail the peace and progressive governance in the State.
As earlier stated in a kind Local Government administration in Oyo State are before the Court of Appeal and the two cases are scheduled for hearing on February 19, 2020.