For ‘disrespecting traditional institutions’, Ogun monarchs call for removal of LG boss

Traditional rulers in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun have called for the removal of the Transition Chairman of the Council Area, Mr Femi Onanuga, for allegedly “disrespecting traditional institutions.”

The monarchs at a press conference in Abeokuta, on Friday, said the embattled chairman had not shown remorse for the allegation levelled against him.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the Ojutumoro of Abigi, Oba Olusegun Ogunye, called on the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, not to reappoint Onanuga for another three months in office.

Other traditional rulers in attendance were the Osobia of Makun-Omi, Oba Kazeem Salami, Onirokun of Irokun, Oba Buari Balogun and Elefire of Ifire, Oba Musa Adetokunbo Adeniyi.

Ogunye explained that the LG boss failed to heed to the advice of the governor and the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuwape, hence their resolve to ask that his tenure in office should not be extended by the government.

“We want him to be totally removed from office so that it’s going to serve as a deterrent to others that there are some institutions that must be respected and that is the institution of the Obaship.

“We are here to implore the entire members of the Ogun State House of Assembly not to confirm his continuation as the transition chairman. We also implore the Ogun State Governor not to approve his membership as transition chairman. He doesn’t have any respect for the traditional council. As far as we are concerned, he is not fit and a proper person to rule the local government.

In his reaction, the embattled chairman admitted having some knotty issues with two traditional rulers in the Council in the course of discharging his responsibilities.

Onanuga submitted that the matter had been resolved by political leaders in the state and that he had since written a letter of apology over their allegation.

“As a cultured Yoruba man, I will not join issues with the traditional rulers. They are my royal fathers, I have respect for the tradition.

“My political leaders have intervened and this matter has been settled on June 16. It was after that they took the matter to the House of Assembly. I have appeared before the House Committee on Local and Chieftancy Affairs and also written letter of apology to all of them,” he said.


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