Osun LG Bosses Jittery As Assembly Begins Councils’ Probe Probe

As all the 30 local government council chairmen in Osun State are undergoing interrogation before the state House of Assembly, some of the council bosses are reportedly jittery, as many of them could not withstand the interrogation by the House. OSUN DEFENDER gathered that some of the council bosses could eventually be found guilty of…”
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October 15, 2008 9:41 am
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As all the 30 local government council chairmen in Osun State are undergoing interrogation before the state House of Assembly, some of the council bosses are reportedly jittery, as many of them could not withstand the interrogation by the House.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that some of the council bosses could eventually be found guilty of financial misappropriation, as virtually all the chairmen could not properly account for their spendings so far.

Among the council chairmen, found wanting was the chairman, Ifelodun local government council area of the state, Honourable Sarafadeen Awotunde, OSUN DEFENDER reliably gathered.

According to the source, Awotunde was queried on a controversial N550 million, which he reportedly could not account for.

It was learnt further that upon enquiry, the embattled chairman allegedly accounted for just N150 million, a situation that compelled the House panel of enquiry to ask him to account for the remaining N400 million naira.

Subsequently, the council boss, apparently confused, a situation that compelled him to appeal to the panel of enquiry to allow him go back home to perfect the documents relating to the issue at hand.

As at the time of filing this report, the medium gathered that the rattled council boss has not returned to the House with the said documents relating to the alleged misappropriation of funds.

It would be recalled that some angry youths recently attacked the council chairman, alleging that Awotunde has been misappropriating the local council funds without any developmental project in the area.

The youth accused the chairman of being a car freak, saying that he only purchases exotic cars at the expense of any development in the council area.

Besides, some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the area have been planning to influence some councillors in the council area on the need to impeach the embattled chairman.

Meanwhile, this medium gathered further from a reliable source that the ongoing interrogation of all the council bosses in the state was instigated by Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who reportedly expressed dissatisfaction about the performances of the chairmen.

It would be recalled that the governor was reported to have left the council bosses to their fate over the appeal filed against their December 15, 2007 election by the opposition political parities in the state.

The governor allegedly shunned the council bosses, saying that he was not satisfied with their performances since they assumed office about 10 months ago.

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