Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Monday alleged plans by the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to nominate his cronies as Everlasting Secretaries.
The allegation, contained in an announcement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson for Adeleke, particularly alleged that the Oyetola-led administration deliberate to nominate 15 new everlasting secretaries weeks earlier than the tip of his tenure.
It was additional maintained that Adeleke, when he assumed reign, would re-assess the state of the paperwork within the state, to implement due course of and guarantee applicable placement of senior personnel into varied positions via an open and merit-based course of.
It partly learn, “We word that Oyetola has been working the federal government with nearly 9 everlasting secretaries for the previous three and a half years. How he got here up with the concept of accelerating the quantity on the twilight of his administration’s tenure continues to be not clear.
“As an outgoing governor, it can’t be good-intentioned so that you can appoint crucial officers like everlasting secretaries when a brand new chief is about to take over the administration of the state. The incoming governor has the best to find out the group he’ll work with. It needs to be clear that predetermining the make-up of the incoming authorities is an effort in futility.
“The outgoing governor’s determination is due to this fact in unhealthy style and a continuation of present efforts to destabilise the incoming administration.
“We additionally name on senior bureaucrats to not settle for any Greek reward which will find yourself hurting their careers. To be forewarned is to watch out,” the assertion concluded.
When contacted for response, Particular Adviser to Osun Governor on Political Affairs, Sunday Akere, was quoted as saying, “It’s unlucky that the PDP appears to not know what is true and what’s mistaken. For goodness sake, the primary time period of Gov. Gboyega Oyetola ends at midnight on November 26, 2022.
“No matter motion or determination is taken by the governor is roofed by the legal guidelines of the land. PDP ought to wait for his or her flip, if any and permit us to ship on the mandate given to us by the folks of Osun State.”
Osun Tribunal adjournment
In the meantime, the listening to of the petition emanating from the Osun July 16 governorship ballot didn’t start once more on Monday following a disagreement between the events on the mode of tendering paperwork earlier than the panel.
The chairman of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume, had adjourned the matter until Wednesday, October 26, for the graduation of the listening to.
Mr Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), who appeared with Mr Akinlolu Olujinmi (SAN), had knowledgeable the courtroom of his plan to tender a doc.
Nonetheless, counsel to the third respondent (the Peoples Democratic Get together), Dr Alex Izinyon, mentioned Fagbemi’s mode of tendering the doc was at variance with paragraph 3 of the pre-hearing report, which mandated events to file an inventory of witnesses 24 hours earlier than the listening to.
Counsel to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Prof. Paul Ananaba and counsel to Senator Ademola Adeleke, Mr Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), additionally aligned with Izinyon.
Justice Kume then adjourned the matter until Tuesday.