Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged Governor Ademola Adeleke to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state high court for declaring himself as the state’s commissioner for works.

Governor Adeleke announced himself as the commissioner of works in the state, while his deputy, Kola Adewusi, was declared the commissioner for sports and special needs, as reported.
However, the development did not sit down well with the opposition APC in the state.
The APC suit was marked HOS/03/79/2023, and the respondents are the governor, his deputy, the state’s attorney general and the commissioner for justice, and the state’s house of assembly as the first, second, third and fourth respondents.
In the suit, the APC is asking: “Whether, by Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as altered), a State Governor can, and a fortiori, the 1st Defendant, when he holds office as the governor, hold any other executive office. “Whether, by Section 192(2) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as altered), a person can be validly appointed a Commissioner of the Government of a State if his nomination is not forwarded to and received by the State’s House of Assembly for purposes of confirmation.”

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