Adeleke Dethrones Three Osun Monarchs, Sacks 12,000 Workers

The Governor  Ademola Adeleke has sacked over 12,000 workers, suspended the chairperson of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) and ordered the dethronement of three monarchs.

Adeleke Dethrones Three Osun Monarchs, Sacks 12,000 Workers
Ademola Adeleke

Adeleke also nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries.

The immediate past governor Adegboyega Oyetola had employed the sacked workers and 30 permanent secretaries in late July.

Monarchs dethroned by Adeleke include Akinrun of Ikinrun Oba Yinusa Akadiri; Aree of Ire Oba Ademola Oluponle and Owa of Igbajo, and Oba Gboyega Famodun. He ordered the monarch to vacate the palace, asking security operatives to take over.

The government said the suspension of the OSIEC chairperson and members of the commission is hinged on alleged financial impropriety and abuse of office.

Adeleke in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Olawale Rasheed said he signed the Executives orders which covered chieftaincy matters, appointments issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters.”

“All employments in the service of Government made in any capacity into any capacity in all the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals after July 17th, 2022 be and are hereby nullified.

“Executive Order number five on Chieftaincy Affairs and appointment of traditional rulers. All appointments of traditional rulers made by the Osun State Government after 17th July 2022 are hereby ordered to be reviewed to ensure there was strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom and tradition relating to such chieftaincies.

“In the case of Ikirun, Iree and Igbajo, to avoid further breakdown of law and order, the appointments of Akinrun of Ikinrun, Aree of Ire and Owa of Igbajo are hereby put on hold pending review. Subsequently, the palaces of Akinrun of Ikirun, Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo should remain unoccupied, while security agencies are hereby ordered to take charge.”

Secretary to Osun State Government, Tesleem Igbalaye, in a statement also announced the suspension of the chairman of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Mr Segun Oladitan and its members.

Others are: Yusuf Oyeniran, Suibat Adubi, Prince Yinka Ajiboye, Abosede Omibeku, Dosu Gidigbi, and Wahab Adewoyin.

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