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The traditional rulers in OgunWaterside Local Government Area of Ogun State on Friday appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to immediately sack the transition chairman of the local government ,Femi Onanuga .
In a press briefing at the Nigeria Union of Journalist Secretariat, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, the Ojotumoro of Abigi, Oba Olusegun Ogunye stated that, the transition chairman was not fit for the position .
Oba Ogunye who spoke on behalf of all the traditional rulers in Ogunwaterside was accompanied by the Osobia of Imakun-Omi, Oba Kazeem Salami, the Onirokun of Irokun kingdom, Oba Buari Ola Balogun, the Elefire of Ifire, Oba Musa Adeniyi.
The monarch alleged that the embattled chairman failed to respect the traditional institution despite the intervention by the Governor and the commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape .
The State House of Assembly had last week confirmed the extension of 18 Transition Chairmen of the Local Government Councils effective from 19th July, 2020, but, the confirmation of the Chairman of Remo North, Biodun Somoye and Onanuga were stepped down.
Expressing satisfaction with the Assembly’s action against Onanuga , the traditional rulers claimed that the transition chairman and his mother had insulted the traditional institution of Ojotumoro of Abigi kingdom.
The monarch however appealed that the governor should not allow Onanuga finish his tenure as the transition chairman of the local government.
“We want him to be totally removed from office so that it’s going to serve as deterrent to others that there are some institutions that must be respected and that is the institution of the Obaship.
“We are here to implore the entire members of the Ogun state house of assembly not to confirm his continuation as the transition chairman.
“We also implore the Ogun state governor not to approve his membership as transition chairman . He doesn’t have any respect for the traditional council.
“As far as we are concerned , he is not fit and a proper person should be announced to rule the local government.
“We decided, we the entire Obas in Ogunwaterside that he should be removed from office and his confirmation of the remaining time of the transition period should not be approved by the government”
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