The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday during plenary suspended another local government chairman in the state. Eaglessightnews has gathered.
Hon. Sarafadeen Omirinde, the Saki-West Chair’ was suspended by the assembly on Tuesday over illegally diverting the sum of 63 million naira belonging to the Local Government into a private purse. Among other reasons include religious bigotry, anti-party activities.
The Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, after listening to submission from lawmakers, declared Omirinde suspended on Tuesday during its plenary sitting.
Recall that this is not the first time the assembly would be suspending a local government chairman.
Chairman of Irepo Local Government Area, Mr Lateef Sulaimon Adediran was suspended by the assembly in May this year over alleged diversion of funds.
The assembly on Tuesday announced that it has suspended Omirinde following some allegations against him.
The lawmakers announced that the suspension was to allow the House to investigate various allegations levelled against the chairman in a correspondence to the House.
The correspondence, which was signed by two-third members of the legislative arm of the local government, was read by Clerk of the House.
Some of the allegations levied against the embattled chairman included gross misconduct, religious intolerance, anti party activities and unlawful diversion of the local government subvention.
Leader of the legislative arm in the local government area is to take over the position of the vice chairman.