Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday, directed the caretaker chairmen of the 18 local government areas and 33 local council development areas in the state to vacate their seats.
The suspension was contained in a letter by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and signed by Alonge Adewale.
According to the letter, “It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs that despite the suspension of all recently appointed Caretaker Committee members for Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in the State by a Court of competent jurisdiction, some individuals in these former positions are still parading themselves in that posts.
“Consequently, I have been directed to request the Heads of Local Government Administration in all the LGAs/LCDAs to immediately assume responsibility as head of their respective Local Government Areas/ LCDAs in acting capacity pending the resolution of all legal matters relating to this subject.”
The letter requested the suspended Caretaker Chairmen to promptly hand over all assets and properties of the LGAs/LCDAs.