The newly sworn-in chairman of the Iwo East Local Council Development Area, Comrade Rahman Abiola Lawal on Tuesday said Governor Rauf Aregbesola has once again written his name in gold with the introduction of the parliamentary system of administration at the local government level.
Rahman, who spoke shortly after being sworn in at the Olomowewe Secretariat of the Iwo East LCDA, said just as he has done in many other aspects of Osun’s life, Aregbesola has introduced a system that would change the face of politics.
It was amidst pomp and pageantry that he took oath of office in the presence of many community leaders, party chieftains and officials of the LCDA on Tuesday.
He said, “As we all know, Parliamentary System is not alien to our political culture, experience and history, and this reminds me of the golden period of Sir Tafawa Balewa before the First Republic was truncated by the Military Adventurists on January 15, 1966.
“As Governor Rauf Aregbesola reminded us on 6th February 2018 on the occasion of our swearing in as representatives of our respective wards, the system being ushered in ensures party supremacy and discipline.
“The system also affirms the supremacy of the political party, it personifies the view, ideology, belief and tendency of a political association, and this gives stability, reliability and predictability to the political system.
The new Chairman promised to be law-abiding as well as discharge his relative functions of office without fear or favour.