Ekiti Government on Saturday announced the dissolution of the
35 local government areas including Local Council Development Areas
(LCDAs) caretaker administrations.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to
the State Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, made available in Ado-Ekiti.

According to the statement, all the 35 council chairmen along with their
secretaries and other members of caretaker committees have been relieved
of their appointments.

It stated that Gov. Ayo Fayose had approved the immediate dissolution of
all the councils.

The statement also ordered the immediate dissolution of all boards of
parastatals, agencies and commissions.

The 35 local government areas involved were those of the original 16 and
the 19 LCDAs in the state.

The statement directed all the affected caretaker chairmen to immediately
hand over to the directors of administration in their respective council

NAN recalls that caretaker chairmen had been in control of the 16 council
areas throughout the four year tenure of the immediate past governor, Dr
Kayode Fayemi.

The former governor also appointed caretaker committees for the 19 newly
created LCDAs few days after the June 21 gubernatorial poll which he lost.

NAN further recalls that Fayemi’s attempted to hold council election in
the 16 councils on Feb. 4, 2011, but was halted by the state High Court
ruling following a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the

The PDP had alleged that some of the members of the State Independent
Electoral Commission were card carrying members of the then ruling All
Progressives Congress (APC).

NAN reports that Fayose, at his inaugural speech on Thursday in Ado Ekiti,
vowed not to recognise any illegal creation made by the immediate past

He also promised not to uphold appointments and promotions carried out
after the former governor lost the gubernatorial election in June.

“Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as
amended clearly spells the authorities and procedures for the creation of
local government. (NAN)