The Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has suspended the recent installation of traditional rulers of Ikirun, Igbajo and Iree towns.
The suspension was part of the six new Executive Orders issued by the Governor on his first official day in office on Monday, 28 November, 2022.
In a press statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the Osun State Governor ordered all the new monarchs to vacate the palaces while also calling on the police to take over the palaces.
The Osun State Governor stated that their appointments will be reviewed by a Committee set up for that purpose.
Towards the tail end of his tenure, ex-Governor Adegboyega Oyetola installed Yunusa Akadiri Oyewole as the new Akinrun of Ikirun against the wish of the majority of the people of the town.
This has resulted in crisis and violent clashes which has led to the death of at least three people.
In the case of Igbajo, Oyetola installed his namesake, Gboyega Famodun as the new Owa of Igbajo few days to the expiration of his tenure.
This was also against the popular wish of the people as they see it as a compensation for Famodun who was the immediate past Chairman of APC in the state.
The full Executive Orders are reproduced below:
1. Executive Order on State bank accounts
“I hereby order the immediate freezing of all Government accounts in all banks and other financial institutions”
2. Executive Order Number 2 on Staff Audit
“All Heads of Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals of Osun State Government are hereby directed to carry out an immediate staff audit of the actual number of government workers in their various Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals, as at 17th July, 2022, and should file a report to the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor stating the full details and position/designation of each of the staff on the forwarded list , within 7 working days from the date of this Executive order using the attached Oath of Fidelity Template”
3. Executive Order number 3 on Employment
“All employments in the service of Osun State 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.
4. Executive Order 4 on Appointments
“All appointments in the service of Osun State Government made in any capacity into any capacity in all the Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Boards and Parastatals after 17th July, 2022 be and are hereby reversed.
5. Executive Order number five on Chieftaincy Affairs and appointment of traditional rulers
“All appointments of traditional rulers made by 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.
6. Executive Order number 6 Setting up Review Committees
“In line with the executive orders Nos 2, 3, 4 and 5 already issued by me, I hereby order the set-up of the following Review Committees
1. STAFF AUDIT/APPOINTMENTS/PROMOTIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
2. STATE ASSETS INVENTORY AND RECOVERY COMMITTEE
3. CONTRACTS/MOUS/AGREEMENTS REVIEW COMMITTEE
4. CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS/APPOINTMENT OF TRADITIONAL RULERS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor of Osun State.